HRWFF: Anote’s Ark
February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Anote’s Ark
Directed by Matthieu Rytz / 2018 / 80 minutes
After the screening join us for a discussion via Skype with the film editor and co-founder of EyeSteel Films Mila Aung-Thwin, and Environment and Human Rights Division Director Marcos Orellana from Human Rights Watch.
“I want to emphasize that climate change is not a political issue. It’s not entirely an economic issue. It’s an issue of survival. Maybe today for countries like mine. But in the future, for the planet as a whole.” -Anote Tong, film subject, Anote’s Ark
What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The idyllic Pacific nation of Kiribati will be submerged within decades due to climate change. As President Anote Tong passionately embarks upon a race against time to save his people and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture, islanders are already feeling the pressure to relocate. Sermary, a young mother of six, must decide whether to use a sought-after lottery visa and leave her children behind to build a future for her family overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the fight to recognize climate displacement as an urgent human rights issue, Anote’s Ark presents personal stories that serve as cautionary tales for the entire world.
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2018.
Tickets may be purchased per film, or a festival pass can be bought to attend all of the films within the festival.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to MOPA on January 31 – February 2. Now in its ninth year, the festival presents a unique program encompassing five films and discussions that address a wide range of human rights issues from around the world. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present to discuss many of the issues raised by films and their impact around the world.
Thank you for your generous support:
David D. Dodge Foundation
Financial support for MOPA’s film programming is provided by the City of San Diego
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