2017 | 87 min | NORWAY/ UK
Directed by Julia Dahr
Victorian Premiere

Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to a community leader and activist on the global stage.

Over the last five years Kisilu, a smallholder farmer in Kenya has used his camera to capture the daily struggles of his family’s everyday existence. 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 are rising.

Following a storm that destroys his house, Kisilu 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.

In Paris, 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.


*This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.