OTTAWA’S CINEMA FOR INTERNATIONAL AND INDEPENDENT MOVIES

Anote's Ark

Free Screening! Presented by the Green Screen Initiative and the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. A panel discussion will follow the film.

Imagine that your entire country will be completely uninhabitable within this century due to rising sea levels. Your culture, history, and your spiritual connection to the land will be, quite literally, submerged. Now imagine that you are president of this country. This is the reality faced by Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati, and the main character of Anote’s Ark.

Poster for Anote's ArkKiribati (pronounced ‘Kiribas’), is a lowlying Pacific atoll, consisting of 33 islets that lie about a metre above sea level. Anote served as Kiribati’s President from 2003 to 2016 and now continues to search for a solution for all 100,000 residents of Kiribati who are destined to become some of the world’s first climate change refugees. The film follows Anote as he travels to U.N. negotiations, the Vatican and the Paris Climate Agreement talks. The film also explores some of the solutions he’s envisioned for his community. The very core of Anote’s mission is to maintain his people’s dignity by preventing them from becoming victims of global catastrophe, and being pro-active about the looming crisis.

– Sophie Silverstone, Catalyst

Free Screening presented by the Green Screen Initiative and the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. A panel discussion will follow the film.

 

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