Environmental Award2017 United Kingdom
International Spectrum2017 Canada
This compelling human portrait asks what the future holds when clear evidence of climate change presents itself and the most powerful politicians in the world choose to do nothing. [...] An inspiring portrait of individual who knows that if one loves this planet, one must do all one can to save it. POV Magazine, 26 April 2017.
Good intentions take a toll in this astutely human film: Kisilu grapples with setbacks, disillusionment and a wife and brood of children back home who seriously miss him. The Toronto Star, 23 April 2017.
As a climate change researcher, I found Julia Dahr's film a must-see documentary. Sheffield Hallam University, 14 June 2017.
A look not only at the effects of climate change, but of the dedication it takes to be an activist and family man at the same time [...] An impassioned plea for climate change action. Toronto Film Scene, 25 April 2017.
A charming documentary that touches the heart and gives encouragement to all who care about the planet we call home. Miro Magazine, 7 November 2017.
It not only gives us a face from the frontline of the fight against climate change, it also allows them to speak in their own words. [...] The human face Kisilu provides makes it more hard hitting than many previous documentaries. Vulturehound, 17 November 2017.
That is exactly what makes 'Thank You for the Rain' so strong: the contrast between political choices on the one hand and their consequences on the other. Add the captivating character of Kisilu and you have a very strong film that convinces without being too preachy. Cinemagazine, 2018.
A compelling, engaging, and complex portrait of an environmental activist. African Studies Review, September 2018.