Impact Campaign for Climate Justice
After having worked on our feature documentary Thank You For The Rain for nearly seven years, we wanted to use the film to create real change. In 2017, along with the film's international release, we launched a global impact campaign aiming to build climate resilient communities, strengthen the climate justice movement, and push policymakers to take steps to stop climate change and support frontline communities.
Kisilu, the film's protagonist and co-creator, is using the film in Kenya as a tool in empowering farmers who are in the frontline of climate change. In this pilot project, Kisilu and his team organize film screenings and workshops where farmers come together and discuss their needs, teach each other farming techniques, and explore how their communities better can adapt to the changing climate. The team also facilitates meetings between local communities and local policymakers. Read more about the work done in Kenya in our impact report.
In Norway, we had a community screening campaign in 2017. We offered the free screenings to organizers who wished to put climate justice on the agenda in the national elections. The film was screened by organizations, activists, individuals, churches and schools in more than 40 locations. Read more about the work done in Norway in our impact report.
The work in Kenya and Norway has served as useful pilots, and from 2018 onwards we are working to scale up the project in both East Africa and Europe.
The campaign was developed through the Doc Society programmes Good Pitch Kenya 2016 and Good Pitch Europe 2017.
See www.thankyoufortherain.com for more information on the film. We are planning to expand these projects to other countries and regions. If you are interested in using Thank You For The Rain in your work, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org!