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Language: English, Kiribati
Run Time: 77 minutes
The Pacific island republic of Kiribati is home to over 100,000 people. Despite being one of the most remote places on the planet, this little island is on the front lines of climate change. Scientists predict that Kiribati will become uninhabitable within this century due to rising sea levels. The nation has already experienced unprecedented flooding and changing storm patterns, factors that will inevitably leave its communities without viable land or fresh water. ANOTE’S ARK follows the people of Kiribati as they struggle to retain their culture, tradition, and dignity, while preparing for an uncertain future. The film’s focus is on the nation’s president Anote Tong, as he travels around the world advocating for support from the international community. At this point, climate change is irreversible, but preparations for migration and adaptation must be made. The way we react now is important, as what is currently happening in Kiribati may soon be the fate for the rest of the world. (In English and Kiribati with subtitles) —G.S.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:35 PM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:20 PM
Global Health Competition
Matthieu Rytz was born in Switzerland in 1980. He is a producer, curator, photographer, and director whose work has been exhibited and published internationally. As president and founder of Arkar, he also co-produced World Press Photo and created the 2014 exhibition Melting Tropics in Montréal.
ANOTE'S ARK (2018)
Oana Khintirian, Mila Aung-Thwin