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Anote's Ark
Cowell Theatre Sun, Sep 9, 2018 8:00 PM

Matthieu Rytz, Canada. Best Feature Award. President Anote Tong of Kiribati races to protect his nation’s people from sea level rise - one of the biggest existential challenges facing humanity.

Film Info
Director:Jess X. Snow
Year of Production:2017
Topic:Indigenous People
Women's Environmental Leadership
Running Time:13 min.


As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i , the Phillipines, China and North America, four women fight to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations. In a deeply immersive artistic experience, they channel their mothers and ancestors in song, dance, and poetry, and take a bold and ultimate stand against the corruption of the elements and natural resources by humankind.

AfterEarth is created by a mostly queer, genderqueer and transgender cast and crew of Asian/Pacific Islander elders and youth.

Expected Guest: Isa Borgeson, film's subject and slam poet

Jess X SnowJess X. Snow is a queer asian-canadian public artist, filmmaker, and pushcart nominated poet. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently studying directing in the MFA program for film at the NYU Tisch School of The Arts. Her work explores survival, memory, joy, and our relationship to the Earth by amplifying the voices of women, queer people of color, and migrants who refuse to be defined by borders and time.

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