SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Thank You for the Rain, 2018


Date: 29 January 2020Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 29 January 2020Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film Screening

Thank You for the Rain, 2018, 87 mins. By Julia Dahr

Over the last five years Kisilu, a smallholder farmer in Kenya, has used his camera to capture his family life, his village and the impacts of climate change. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms - and their human costs. 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 - where he faces inertia, bureaucracy and arrogance. Thrown together with Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr, a remarkable film emerges that tells his story of strength, but also of the murky contradictions in the global climate change movement.

Followed by a Q and A with producer Hugh Hartford