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Film screening of 'Thank you for the rain' hosted by the Centre for Development Studies

The Centre for Development Studies invites you to watch 'Thank you for the rain', a film about a Kenyan farmer and his battle against climate change.

  • 5 Dec 2019, 6.15pm to 5 Dec 2019, 8.15pm GMT
  • CB 2.6, The Chancellors' Building, University of Bath
  • This event is free
A man joins in a climate change protest.
The film centres around Kilisu, a Kenyan farmer who wants to draw attention to the issue of climate change.

The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) at the University of Bath is excited to host a screening of the award-winning film Thank you for the rain. This event is open to all members of the public, University staff and students. The event is free to attend, we ask only that you register.


From the film's website:

Thank You For The Rain is a collaborative film made by Kisilu Musya, a Kenyan farmer, climate change fighter and video diarist, and Julia Dahr, a Norwegian filmmaker and activist. Living in completely different parts of the world, Kisilu and Julia found each other through this project, and have been working together for more than five years to complete Thank You For The Rain.

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 community leader to an activist on the global stage.

Thank You For The Rain addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanization, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation.


The film screening will take place in the Chancellor's Building 2.6 and we ask that you register if you wish to attend.

The event is open to all members of the public. The room is accessible to people using wheelchairs.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Tara Jessop.

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Chancellors' Building 2.6

CB 2.6 The Chancellors' Building University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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