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Monthly Climate Café – December (online event)
2nd December, 2020 : 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This month we will be hosting an online event: a film showing of the award-winning and inspiring 2016 documentary, Thank You For The Rain, followed by an online discussion.
How did a Kenyan farmer become an international climate activist?
A compelling, engaging, and complex portrait of an environmental activist. African Studies Review, September 2018.
Since 2010, 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 children 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 UN Climate Talks, in Paris, COP21.
Combining stunning cinematography with hand-held, first-person accounts, this vividly textured documentary is a moving portrait of resilience on the frontlines of climate change, and echoes the strength of spirit of its remarkable protagonist.
Thank You For 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, shown through one man’s journey from father and local farmer to community leader and global activist.
This film is shown in collaboration with Take One Action. The film is in English and Swahili with English subtitles and suitable for age 8+
Watch at home with us on Wednesday 2nd December, then join with others in the local community for our live post-film discussion.
The film showing and discussion is free but booking is required as places are limited.
We’ll send out a joining link to attendees to allow them to join on the day.
If you have any problems booking, or any questions, please phone 01592 858458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.