Throughout the process of making Thank You For The Rain, the team has focused on using the film to make a positive impact on local communities as well as the broader debate on climate change. Since its release, the film has been used as a tool for farmers, activists, organizations, and individuals working for a better future.
In East Africa, Kisilu and Christina are using the film to strengthen and expand their work in building climate resilient communities locally. This involves building earth dams and irrigation projects as well as the community screenings with farmers. We aim to use the film as a tool to create an arena where farmers, NGOs and local decision makers can meet for the first time to identify the local challenges, and discuss suitable climate solutions. Take action by supporting Kisilu and Christina's community work here.
Thank You For The Rain has helped students around the world better understand the issue of climate change. The idea of climate justice is rarely included in the climate change education, and we have made educational toolkits available to be used with the film, linked to national curriculums in UK, the US, Canada and Norway. Head on over to our Schools page to learn more!
Despite being the ones who are most affected by climate change, frontline communities are rarely allowed an equal opportunity to influence international decision-making processes regarding climate change. Kisilu has been invited to a number of international conferences to speak about his experiences as a farmer and climate activist, among them COP23, TEDGlobal, and the EAT Forum.
There have been a large number of community screenings organized by NGOs, activists and civil society groups around Europe. Feedback from organizers suggests that Thank You For The Rain's personal approach to climate change makes a powerful impact on the audiences, and helps bring home an issue that is often seen as complex or distant. Want to organize your own screening? Read more about Community Screening options here.
Thanks to Fritt Ord, Fond for Lyd og Bilde and Bergesenstiftelsen for making the Norwegian impact campaign possible.