Rising sea levels threaten to destroy the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Anote’s Ark follows Kiribati’s then-President, Anote Tong on his mission to find a way to protect his nation’s people and bring international attention to the country’s existential dilemma.
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, population of 100,000, is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.
While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas.
Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.
This confronting story works as a looking glass into the future, and warns of the devastatingly real and life changing affects climate change will have on the rest of the world if immediate action is not taken.
7.00pm | Speakers
7.30pm | Selected shorts begin
8:30pm (or dusk) | Feature begins
✿ BYO picnic & a rug
✿ family & dog friendly
✿ licensed bar, popcorn & choc tops available
✿ deck chairs provided
**This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions
2018 | 77 min | CANADA
Directed by: Matthieu Rytz
Screening as part of GREENSCREEN FREE OUTDOOR CINEMA
Produced by Little Projector Company
Hosted by Siteworks & Blak Dot Gallery