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Directed by Julia Dahr and Kisilu Musya
87 min | 2017 | Norway, UK, Kenya | Not Rated
Presented in English
Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, uses his camera to capture the life of his family of seven children and their neighbors. He has filmed floods, droughts, and storms but also the more human costs: his kids are sent home from school when he can’t pay the fees; men are moving to towns in search for jobs, and family tensions rise.
When a storm destroys his house, Kisilu starts building a community movement of farmers fighting the impacts of extreme weather. He brings this message of hope all the way to the United Nations Climate Talks in Paris. Here, amid the murky cut and thrust of politics at the biggest environmental show on earth, Kisilu and Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr’s relationship takes on a remarkable twist, shedding a powerful light on the climate justice movement and the vastly different worlds they represent.
Thank You To The Rain addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanization, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation.
Winner: Best Cinematography and Ethos Jury Prize, SIMA Social Impact Media Awards
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