Documentary Film screening and discussion ANOTE’S ARK

ANOTE’S ARK  © Anote’s Ark / Matthieu Rytz

Sun, 08.12.2019

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58-60 Nguyen-Thai-Hoc-Str.
Ba Dinh

Film screening | ​10 AM – 11:17 AM
Discussion about climate changes | 11:17 AM – 12:00 AM

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 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.
Category Documentary film
Country of produce Canada
Year of produce 2018
Directed by Matthieu  Rytz
Producers Matthieu Rytz, Mila Aung-Thwin, Bob Moore, Daniel Cross, Shari Sant Plummer, Shannon O'Leary Joy
Running time 77 phút
  • Best Cinematography in a Documentary auf den 7th Canadian Screen Awards.
  • Best Feature Award auf dem Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival 2018.
  • Besondere Erwähnung in der International Documentary competition section auf dem Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – 2018.
  • Sustainability Award von Thin Line, Texas 2018.