MI 14 NOV 18.30
AN EVENT IN COOPERATION WITH THE HEINRICH BÖLL FOUNDATION
AT KINO ARSENAL, POTSDAMER STRASSE 2, 10785 BERLIN
THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN BY JULIA DAHR AND KISILU MUSYA
UK / NORWAY 2017 DCP OME 90 MIN
PODIUM CONVERSATION WITH KISILU MUSYA (CO DIRECTOR, AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST, KENYA), MODERATION: NADJA OFUATEY-ALAZARD; TALK IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Floods, droughts and heavy storms – climate change has fatal consequences, especially for the rural population of African countries. Over five years, Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya documented in a video diary the effects of extreme weather on his family and his hometown Mutomo. After a devastating storm, Kisilu Musya begins to mobilize the farmers in his region and finally brings their demands to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. There he meets the inertia and cynicism of international politics, but also the global solidarity of activists for climate justice.
The moving documentary, which was created from video material in cooperation with the Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr, follows the path of Kisilu Musya from Mutomo to Oslo and Paris. Climate justice, climate change and adaptation are just as central as questions of gender equality and access to education and resources.
After the film, we talk with Kisilu Musya about the genesis of the film, the situation in Kenya and its expectations of international climate policy.
KISILU MUSYA is a farmer from Mutomo in Southeast Kenya. He is the main protagonist and co-director of the THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN movie, which has documented over five years the life of his family, his village, and the impact of climate change on agriculture. With his knowledge of his land and climate, Kisilu is testing new farming practices and representing his community on a national and international level, where he works tirelessly for concrete commitments to tackle climate change.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation works together with project partners worldwide. It currently has offices in 34 countries, four of them in Africa: Nairobi, Cape Town, Dakar and Abuja. Main focuses are u.a. Globalization and sustainable development, strengthening civil society and promoting democracy.