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THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN

Julia Dahr
UK NO 2017    42' 59' 87'
⚬ Green ⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

An award winning story of hope from the frontline of climate change. Kisilu Musya a small-scale farmer from in Kenia has used his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the impact of climate change in his area. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms. Amidst rising tensions in his own family, Kisilu starts building a community movement of farmers fighting the impacts of extreme weather. He takes this message of hope all the way to the UN Climate Talks, in Paris, COP21 and giving TED talks all over the world.

Credits

Director

Julia Dahr

Producer

Hugh Hartford

Co-Producer

Julia Dahr

Executive Producer

Sabine Bubeck-Paaz

Production Company

Banyak Films

Co-Production Company

Differ Media

Cinematography

Julie Lillesæter

Writers

Julia Dahr, Hugh Hartford

Editor

Adam Thomas

Music

Chris White

Sound

Julia Dahr

Awards

Best Feature Documentary

FICMEC 2017

Pangolin Power Film Award

SGEFF 2017

Osiris FAO Prize

Int. FF Agrofilm 2017

Jury Award

Another Way Film Festival 2017

Fethi Kayaalp Grand Award

BIFED 2017

Ethos Jury Prize

Social Impact Media Awards 2018

Best Cinematography Prize

Social Impact Media Awards 2018

WWF Award

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2018

Best Movie

Nuovi Sguardi 2018

The Objectif d'Argent - Prize for sustainable development

Millenium International Documentary Film Festival 2018

The Main Prize of the Minister of the Environment

IFF Ekofilm 2018

Sim Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature

Women in Film & Television Vancouver FF 2019

 

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Festivals

Hot Docs 2017

CPH:DOX 2017

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

TRT Documentary Awards 2017

Haifa IFF 2017

Reykjavik IFF 2017

Adelaide Film Festival 2017

Bergen IFF 2017

Rio FF 2017

DocuDays UA 2018

DocEdge 2018

Valladolid FF 2018

Thessaloniki DFF 2018

 

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Technical Details

Runtimes 42' 59' 87'
Spoken Languages English
Production Countries Norway, UK

Biography

Director Julia Dahr believes filmmakers can be changemakers. She is a Norwegian director and producer who is passionate about character driven stories that can raise attention about social and environmental issues in a new way, challenge stereotypes and create an impact. In 2015 she won the One World Media award, was nominated for the Grierson award and was listed by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 year olds that is ‘driving and defining the world media’. THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN is Julia’s first feature.

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