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Anote’s Ark

Synopsis
What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet, far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront an existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. President Anote Tong races to find options, from mass migration to building underwater cities, but many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas, leaving behind 4000 years of Kirabati culture.
Matthieu Kytz’s documentary captures the shifting dynamics of climate change while crafting a portrait of the Kiribati people that reveals their strength of character and grace as they confront the inevitable change they are facing head on.
Language
English (Canada)
Country
Canada
Year of production
2018
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
Asia; climate change; Pacific Ocean; sea levels

Credits

Director
Matthieu Rytz

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$295.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
77 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

Eye Steel Film

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
http://firstrunfeatures.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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