"What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The idyllic Pacific nation of Kiribati will be submerged within a few decades due to climate change.
"What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The idyllic Pacific nation of Kiribati will be submerged within a few decades due to climate change. As President Anote Tong begins a passionate race against time to save his people and Kiribati's 4,000-year-old culture, islanders are already feeling the pressure to relocate. Sermary, a young mother of six, must decide whether to take advantage of a coveted lottery visa and leave her children behind to build a future overseas for her family. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the struggle to recognize climate disruption as an urgent human rights issue,Anote's Ark presentspersonal stories that serve as cautionary tales for the entire world."
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
"Matthieu Rytz, making his first film, captures the next evolution in the changing dynamics of climate change - one where borders, technology, and global treaties are urgently needed and can change daily life as we know it. This cinematic portrait of the Kiribati people exudes strength of character and grace as they face inevitable change."
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77 min. color. DCP. E/e Director: Matthieu Rytz Screenplay: Matthieu Rytz Cinematography: Matthieu Rytz Editing: Mila Aung-Thwin, Oana Suteu Music: Patrick Watson
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