Thank You For The Rain (2017)
Directed by Julia Dahr, 87 mins
Sunday 11 October 2020 19:00 BST plus panel discussion
This screening is only available to a UK audience
Since 2012, Kisilu, a smallholder farmer in Kenya has used his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the impacts of climate change.
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.
Following a storm that destroys his house Kisilu starts building a community movement of farmers fighting the impacts of extreme weather and he takes this message of hope all the way to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference 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.
The excellent panel discussion was moderated by Johnny Briggs, senior officer at the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project; Johnny was joined by Hugh Hartford, producer of Thank You For The Rain, Louisa Casson, senior political strategist at Greenpeace, and Aarathi Prasad, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Health at University College London. Here's the replay:
Thank You For The Rain featured at the 2017 Global Health Film Festival
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