Anote's Ark

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Documentary
Tags:Documentary
Environmental
Biography
Politics
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2018
Runtime:77 min
Country/Region:Canada
Language:English
Kiribati
Print Source:EYESTEELFILM
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/244728466
Cast/Crew
Director:Matthieu Rytz
Producer:Matthieu Rytz
Bob Moore
Mila Aung-Thwin
Daniel Cross
Shari Sant Plummer
Shannon O'Leary Joy
Cinematographer:Matthieu Rytz
Screenwriter:Matthieu Rytz
Editor:Oana Suteu Khintirian
Mila Aung-Thwin
Composer:Patrick Watson

Description

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The remote Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is home to over 100,000 citizens. In this documentary from Matthieu Rytz, we meet the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong. Anote is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Kiribati and its people, including their safety, but this commitment is facing an inevitable threat—the rising sea level. With a huge environmental change on the way, some Kiribati residents are seeking greater stability overseas, including a woman named Sermary, whose journey to New Zealand is also movingly depicted.

As time runs out, we follow Anote, Sermary and her family, and other Kiribati citizens as they confront the future, one that is uncertain, harrowing and filled with complications such as the shifting state of human rights negotiations and the political climate.

Director Biography

Matthieu Rytz Montreal based filmmaker Matthieu Rytz started his career as a photographer before transitioning to cinema. His work has exhibited at global venues including the New York Photo Festival and Visa pour I’image in France. Anote’s Ark is his debut-feature as a director.

 


Press

"Where former U.S. vice-president Al Gore predicted extreme weather caused by climate change would create millions of displaced climate refugees, Anote’s Ark puts faces to the statistics." - National Post

 


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