Thank You For The Rain

Kisilu & Christine Musya
87 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Julia Dahr

Country of production United Kingdom

Over the last five years Kisilu, a smallholder farmer in Kenya, has used his camera to capture his family life, his village and the impacts of climate change. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms - and their human costs. 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 - where he faces inertia, bureaucracy and arrogance. Thrown together with Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr, a remarkable film emerges that tells his story of strength, but also of the murky contradictions in the global climate change movement.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest RAI/Basil Wright

Language and subtitles Kikamba, Swahili, English

Location(s) depicted Kenya

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