Thank You For The Rain

In the classroom


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.

With its remarkable story, Thank You For The Rain give students an inspiring intro to school curriculum on sustainable development. We offer film packages together with free educational toolkits for secondary and high school.


With its powerful and personal story, Thank You For The Rain (87 min, 2017) helps students around the world better understand the issue of climate change and climate justice. Meet key curriculum targets while using the award-winning film to engage students in topics like sustainable development, climate change, politics and human rights. 

Screen the film by itself at your school or choose to include a unique and personal q&a with the filmmaker or Kisilu himself! Regardless of the package you choose, you are free to use our educational resources listed below together with the film. Please contact us with any questions you may have. 


Film screening + Educational toolkit

  • Download or stream the film
  • Free educational toolkit included


Film screening + Skype Q&A + Educational toolkit

  • Download or stream the film
  • Skype with Kisilu himself or director Julia Dahr. Contact us to inquire
  • Free educational toolkit included


Film screening + In-person Q&A + Educational toolkit

  • Download or stream the film
  • Experience a unique in-person meeting and q&a with Kisilu himself or director Julia Dahr. Contact us to inquire
  • Free educational toolkit included


Kisilu, the film’s main character, is an inspirational and experienced speaker who has shared his story at big conferences like EAT, TEDTalk and Arendalsuka, as well as with more than 5000 students in Norway and Kenya. Director Julia Dahr is listed by forbes as “30 under 30 driving and defining the word of media” and has also received the One World Media Award for best media coverage of the developing world. Contact us to include a talk with either the director Julia Dahr or the film’s main character Kisilu, over Skype or in person.

"The resources for Thank You For The Rain were excellent and certainly amongst the best I’ve used that are freely available" - UK Geography teacher
‘It’s a rare sight seeing over a hundred 13 year olds sitting quietly while watching a documentary of this kind. The film touched everyone!’ - Teacher
“We knew that the film was relevant to the curriculum, but it was first after watching it that we realised just how well it fit“ - Teacher

Educational resources


Free educational recourses for high school by HotDocs.

Covering curriculum in English, Media, Politics, Equity Studies, Economy, Geography and Natural Science.


Free educational toolkit for secondary school by Doc Academy, a non-profit platform used in more than 1400 schools in the UK.

Teachers can stream or download 10 free clips from our film together with free associated Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 lesson plans for both English and Geography - all written and approved by teachers. The free recourses and film clips can be used on its own, or you can choose to add a full film screening by choosing one of our packages below. 


Free educational toolkit for high school soon to be launched by Blueshift Education. 

Blueshift is a Doc Academy partner and will be offering a similar package as described for the UK. Sign up for a pilot version on their website.

‘Kisilu’s story and getting to meet him after the film was very inspiring! It made great impression seeing the contrast between fighting against climate change in Europe, which is more distanced, and Kisilu’s battle, who’s experiencing the brutal challenges first-hand. I hope more people get to see the film and meet Kisilu!’

- High School student