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Anote’s Ark

Anote’s Ark

Canada | 2018 | 77 min | English | Matthieu Rytz

What happens when your nation is being swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati (pop: 100,000) must find a solution to ensure the survival of its people.

With sweeping cinematography, Anote’s Ark interweaves two poignant stories.

Anote Tong, endearing President of the island, races to find options — he advocates in international climate negotiations and investigates building underwater cities.

At the same time, warm and sharp-witted Sermary, a young mother of six, tackles every struggle with humour. She must decide whether or not to uproot her family, leave her 4,000 year old culture behind and migrate to a new life in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Kiwi Briar March, whose 2010 film There Once Was An Island also explores the effects of rising sea levels on a small atoll in Papua New Guinea, makes a significant contribution to this new film.

Supported by Back The Plan, Back To Zero and The High Commission of Canada

— Sundance, USA
— Big Sky Documentary Festival, USA
— DC Environmental Film Festival, USA

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