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Arte | Thank You For The Rain
Worlds collide on the frontline of climate change
Director: Julia Dahr
Producer: Hugh Hartford
November 2017

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 transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage.


Over the last five years 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 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.


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Mastery in the art of filmmaking.

One World Media
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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
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, 2003-06. Co-chair of the UN High Level Panel for Global Climate Services, 2009-10.
Credit List
Director of Photography
Video Diarist
Kisilu Musya & Christina Wayua Kisilu
Executive Producer
Sabine Bubeck-Paaz