The Story We Want: five part documentary film

The Story We Want

Dayna Reggero and the Climate Listening Project traveled across America with Moms Clean Air Force to meet with women who are working together to protect their families and communities. They listened to ordinary women—unsung heroes— confronting fossil fuel industries, climate change impacts, and a culture of extraction. These individuals are doing research, planting seeds of hope, and inspiring people across the country to share their stories, take action, and find solutions. The goal for the series is to connect audiences to inspirational moms across this country who challenge us all to join the chorus fighting for a better today and a healthy tomorrow.

A film by Dayna Reggero

Director: Dayna Reggero
Editor: Francine Cavanaugh
Director of Photography: Adams Wood
Cinematographers: Jen White, Giovanna Arguello, Steve Milligan
Producer: Moms Clean Air Force


North Carolina



New Mexico



We visited eight states: California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. From oil and gas operations in southwest Pennsylvania to the disastrous natural gas blowout in California, from toxic coal ash ponds in North Carolina to sea level rise in south Florida, and the extensive fossil fuel infrastructure in Native American communities across New Mexico, the courageous moms featured share personal stories of the real-life impacts of pollution and climate change on their families. These American stories demonstrate the new day-to-day reality for many moms across the United States - women who are talking mom to mom, researching and sharing information, participating in events, educating and empowering youth, and holding their elected officials accountable.