RISE UP: Thank You For The Rain (short film: Orang Rimba)
Five years ago, Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya started to video his family, his village, and the impact that climate change is having on them. He filmed floods, droughts and storms at close quarters. When Kisilu's house is destroyed by a storm, the self-taught filmmaker starts a communal farmers' movement and calls for action against the extreme consequences of climate change.
Kisilu goes all the way to both Oslo and the high circles of COP21 in Paris, but the further he gets into the world of global politics, the more resistance, bureaucracy and arrogance he encounters. 'Thank You for the Rain' is an inspiring and captivating tale of an indefatigable optimist, who nonetheless tests his limits in the fight for a greener world.
ORANG RIMBA (short film)
The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.
Post- Film Panel Speakers:
Adam Switzer, Assoc Prof & Assoc Chair, Asian School of the Environment, & PI, Earth Observatory of Singapore
Nor Lastrina Hamid, Co-Founder of
Singapore Youth for Climate Action and #LepakInSG
Chris Jensen, Climate Action
50 seats will be kept available for walk-in guests on the day of the screening, so come early if you can't get tickets online!
* Entry to the ArtScience Museum is free for the Singapore Eco Film Festival screenings and workshops. To visit the exhibitions, you can buy tickets at the ArtScience Museum ticket counter.
- The event description was updated. Diff#272739 2017-08-26 00:41:51