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FOOD, SUSTAINABLY Film Series: 'Thank You For The Rain'

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The Fumbally Stables

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Dublin 8

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This film is the first in a three part film series ‘Food, Sustainably’, which looks at connection between global food systems and the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop of climate change, industrial agriculture and biodiversity loss. Each film will be followed by audience discussion over nibbles kindly provided by the Fumbally.

'Thank You For The Rain' is a multi-award winning documentary which follows the life of Kisilu, a smallholder farmer in Kenya who uses his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the impacts of climate change. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms but also the more human costs - his children are sent home from school when he can’t pay the fees; men are moving to towns in search for jobs; and family tensions rise.

Following a storm that destroys his house, 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. Here, amid the murky cut and thrust of politics at the biggest environmental show on earth, Kisilu and Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr's relationship takes on a remarkable twist, shedding a powerful light on the climate justice movement and the vastly different worlds they represent.

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Following the screening, we will welcome a guest speaker to offer some 'Insights from the Field' before opening up to broader audience discussion.

Fermented drinks, teas & coffees and nibbles by the Fumbally.

Also on the night, an #IGrowYourFood photo exhibition will showcase stories of small scale sustainable food producers both at Ireland and abroad, created in collaboration with Foodture and World Vision Ireland.

Other films in this series:

SEED: The Untold Story (Thurs 6th June) https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/food-sustainably-film-series-seed-the-untold-story-23-tickets-61799987426

IN OUR HANDS: Seeding Change (Thurs 13th June)
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/food-sustainably-film-series-in-our-hands-seeding-change-33-tickets-61867070072

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Praise for 'Thank You For The Rain':

A look not only at the effects of climate change, but of the dedication it takes to be an activist and family man at the same time [...] An impassioned plea for climate change action. Toronto Film Scene, 25 April 2017.

A charming documentary that touches the heart and gives encouragement to all who care about the planet we call home. Miro Magazine, 7 November 2017.

This compelling human portrait asks what the future holds when clear evidence of climate change presents itself and the most powerful politicians in the world choose to do nothing. [...] An inspiring portrait of individual who knows that if one loves this planet, one must do all one can to save it. POV Magazine, 26 April 2017.

WINNER: BEST STORY AWARD, NATURVISION FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT AWARDS 2018 United States
WINNER: JURY PRIZE, ANOTHER WAY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Spain
WINNER: PANGOLIN POWER FILM AWARD, SINGAPORE ECO FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Singapore
WINNER: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, FICMEC 2017 Spain

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