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Anote’s Ark

TOAFF18 Opening Film + Audience discussion, Panel Discussion

WHEN
Thu 13 Sep, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
Themes
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Region/Country Focus
| Kiribati

About

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? A portrait of paradise on the brink.

As rising sea levels threaten the low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati, its president, Anote Tong, seeks to wake up policy makers across the globe to the reality of climate change and to help his homeland from being washed off the face of the earth.

For many of his people, such as mother-of-six Sermary, climate change is already an inescapable reality, with typhoons and saltwater repeatedly destroying homes and livelihoods. While Mr Tong seeks global solutions – some of which advocate building floating islands or underwater cities – Sermary considers abandoning her endangered homeland for a new life thousands of kilometers away in New Zealand, and becoming one of Kiribati’s many climate refugees.

Plus Audience discussion, Panel Discussion

Join us after the film to explore climate justice and Scotland’s role within it. We hope to be joined by Professor Tahseen Jafry (Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University), Diane Green (Christian Aid) and a representative from Oxfam.

Book your place

Thu 13 Sep, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Booking / attendance information
£10.50/£7.50/£5.50 (under 25 with GFT 15-25 card)
Book directly via GFT

Register/Buy tickets (£10.50/£7.50/£5.50 ) | Tel: 0131 553 6335 | Email organiser | On Facebook

Free tickets for hard to reach groups
"A sobering reality check"
The Hollywood Reporter
Sundance

Age Advice
Recommended for 12+ years

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