In California’s Central Valley, there is a crisis. Not only are communities running out of water, but over the last few years, they’ve seen an increase in dangerous forms of drilling for oil and gas. To make matters worse, the historic drought fueled by climate change is exacerbating existing health issues, water scarcity, and poor air and water quality. Luckily, the Central Valley’s history of resistance hasn’t faded. Communities are rising up against a hypocritical Governor who claims leadership on issues that are hurting communities in California today.

Growing Resistance shares the stories of communities on the frontlines who are rising up against not only the immediate health impacts of the oil and gas industry, but against the growing climate impacts that are disproportionately impacting some of the most vulnerable in the state.

This film was produced by the Survival Media Agency in partnership with and the Center on Race Poverty & Environment.

Where to watch:

  • The short version is available publicly on YouTube. Click here to view. 
  • The long version is available online here. Please click here if you’re interested in hosting a screening. Upcoming screenings will be posted on the calendar here

Press Inquires:

  • Linda Capato Jr., Fracking Campaign Coordinator,,
  • Juan Flores, Community Organizer, The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment,