For the people of Kiribati, the horrors of climate change are already a reality: Parts of the atolls and islands who make up the Micronesian country are already under water and a growing number of typhoons regularly flood the homes of its citizens. In this award-winning documentary, we follow prime minister Anote Tong’s fight to put climate change on the global agenda. At the same time, we get a harrowing glimpse into his people’s desperate struggle to deal with the rising sea-levels – and to make a new life for themselves somewhere else.
THE SKY UNDERWATER (11 min, directed by Maria Galliani Dyrvik) will be screened with ANOTE'S ARK.
Six year old Mia lives in a glass dome far beneath the ocean surface. She wants to find out where the big yellow light comes from every night, so she goes on a journey with her friends towards the surface.
ANOTE'S ARK opens the Climate Festival Thursday 27 September.
Matthieu Rytz (Switzerland/Canada, 1980) ANOTE’S ARK is Rytz’ debut feature documentary.