Czech premiere

Anote's Ark

Anote's Ark

Matthieu Rytz
Canada | 2018 | 57 min.

Language: English, Kiribatese
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Category: UnEarthed

Anote Tong used to be the president of Kiribati. His ark is an island state with hundreds of thousands of inhabitants, but climate change and rising oceans are taking away his home.

Anote is doing his best to save his people, but he knows he cannot fight against destiny. He travels to world forums to highlight climate threats. He bitterly explains how and why his state is disappearing. Even if it cannot be stopped, he feels obliged to warn others. Part of the population is already leaving Kiribati. One such individual is Sermary, who is looking for a new home with his sister in New Zealand. They learn to live in an unknown world. The film depicts anxiety about the disappearance of a tropical paradise and the disruption of cultural continuity, but also shows how its inhabitants try to find meaning and hope within in this situation with humour and melancholy.

Impact

This is what climate change looks like in practice: Sermary Tiare in the film Anote's Ark had to leave her native Kiribati, where her village was at risk from rising ocean levels. She received New Zealand citizenship. But her family doesn't have it easy in their new country. We can help by making a contribution to tuitions for Sermary's children on GoFundMe. More info: https://www.gofundme.com/sermaryfund

Director

Matthieu Rytz

Filmography
2018 - Anote's Ark

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