Over the last five years Kisilu, a smallholder farmer, has used 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 kids 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 Kisilu’s family’s house he starts building a community movement of farmers fighting the impacts of extreme weather and 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.
THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN (2017) - Official Trailer
The film is currently being screened in Mutomo, Kitui. For more about the film and how you can support the making of it, please visit thankyoufortherain.com.