Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him turn from a father into a community leader and activist on the global stage. “It is the greatest injustice of our time and age that those who did nothing to cause climate change are first and hardest hit, whilst we who have done most to cause the greenhouse effect are hit last and least. In “Thank You For The Rain” we see the frontlines in the battle against climate change. ‘Thank You For The Rain’ should be a wakeup call for all” – Jan Egeland (Co-chair of the UN High Level Panel for Global Climate Services, 2009-10).
About the directors
Director Julia Dahr is a Norwegian director and producer who is passionate about character driven stories that can raise attention about social and environmental issues in a new way, challenge stereotypes and create an impact. In 2015 she was nominated for the Grierson award and was listed by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 year olds that is ‘driving and defining the world of media’. Kisilu Musya is farmer from Mutomo, South East Kenya. For the last 5 years he has been filming in the area with camcorders and mobile phones to capture the life of his family, his village and the impacts of climate change. Kisilu is a tree planter and research farmer that explores new farming techniques and is also an informal community leader with the drive and motivation to bring the community together to find common solutions on how to tackle climate change and other challenges.
Genre: Feature Documentary / Original Version: English and Swahili with English subtitles / Duration: 87 minutes / Editing & Sound: Chris White / Editing: Adam Thomas / Producer: Hugh Hartford
Awards: Awards Best Feature Documentary’, FICMEC 2017 (Spain). In competition at: CPH/ DOX (Denmark); Hot Docs (Canada); Sheffield Doc/Fest (United Kingdom).
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