Over the last five years Kisilu, a Kenyan smallholder farmer, has used his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the devastation 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 UN Climate Talks, in Paris, COP21. 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.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
UK
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2017-06-20
Release date (international):
2017-03-21
Production company:
Banyak Films
Co production company:
Differ Media AS
Executive producer:
Sabine Bubeck-Paaz
Associated producer:
Dan Boaden
Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Producer:
Hugh Hartford
Co producer:
Julia Dahr
Anson Hartford
Sales agent:
Autlook Filmsales GmbH

Director

  • Julia Dahr

    Julia Dahr (b. 1987) is a Norwegian multi award-winning  director from Differ Media telling important stories on human rights and sustainable development issues. In 2012 she directed the award-winning   climate change documentary ‘Wind of Change’ (40 min) which screened at over   25 festivals, and has been used in the work of many NGOs internationally. In 2015 she won the One World Media award, 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 media’. She has just finished a 48min documentary for Al Jazeera's Emmy nominated documentary strand WITNESS. Thank You For The Rain is her first feature.       

    Julia Dahr

Awards

2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Honorable Mention
2018:
SIMA - Social Impact Media Awards for Best Cinematography
SIMA - Ethos Jury Prize Winner
2018:
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival
Best Film In The Habitat Section
2018:
Nordic/Docs
Honorable Mention

Festivals

2017:
CPH:DOX
2017:
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
2017:
TRT Documentary Awards
2017:
CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival
2017:
Transilvania International Film Festival
2017:
FICMEC
2017:
Sheffield Doc/Fest - Sheffield International Documentary Festival
2017:
Another Way Film Festival
2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2017:
International Filmfest Emden-Norderney
2017:
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren
2017:
Zanzibar International Film Festival
2017:
Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival
2017:
KINOOKUS Food Film Festival in Ston
2017:
Food Film Festival Alimen Terre in Prague
2017:
Eco Film Festival Singapore
2017:
GreenEye Film Festival, Šibenik
2017:
CineMigrante - Festival Internacional de Cine y Formación en Derechos Humanos de las personas migrantes
2017:
Global Eco Film Festival, Zürich
2017:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2017:
Reykjavik International Film Festival
2017:
Adelaide Film Festival
2017:
Haifa International Film Festival
2017:
Festival del Popoli
2017:
Alimenterre
2017:
Inconvenient Films Festival
2017:
Braunschweig International Film Festival
2017:
Devour! The Food Film Fest
2017:
Almost There
2017:
International Film Festival Watch Docs - Human Rights in Film, Minsk
2017:
CROSSROADS Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse
2017:
International Film Festival Watch Docs - Human Rights in Film, Warsaw
2018:
Dhaka International Film Festival
2018:
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival
2018:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2018:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2018:
Nordic/Docs

Crew

Director:
Julia Dahr
Co director:
Kisilu Musya
Cinematographer:
Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Editor:
Adam Thomas
Composer:
Chris White
Sound Design:
Svenn Jakobsen
Narrator:
Julia Dahr
Kisilu Musya

Technical information

Language:
English
Kikamba
Kiswahili
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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