Thank You For The Rain

87 min, 2017

Five years ago Kisilu started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage. A film by Julia Dahr & Kisilu Musya.

The film had its world premiere at CPH:DOX in March 2017, followed by a festival run that included HotDocs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Movies That Matter and many others.

Thank You For The Rain is also part of our impact campaign for climate justice. In 2019, our campaign was selected as one of the DocImpactHi5 award winners, which celebrates documentary films that have made real world impact. For more information about the film or our impact campaign, please see the film's website or DocImpactHi5's extensive impact case study.

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Director and Co-Producer: Julia Dahr
Video Diarist: Kisilu Musya
Producer: Hugh Hartford/Banyak Films
Director of Photography: Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Editor: Adam Thomas
Sound: Svenn Jakobsen
Graphic Designer: Jenny Jordahl

DocImpactHi5 – Doc Society's annual impact award, 2019
Basil Wright Film Prize – RAI Film Festival, 2019
Best Cinematography – Women in Film & Television Vancouver Film Festival, 2019
Best Documentary – Kalasha Awards, 2018
Main Prize of the Minister of the Environment – IFF Ekofilm, 2018
Best Story Award – NaturVision Film Festival, 2018
Best film on sustainable development – Millenium Film Festival, 2018
Best Movie – Nuovi Sguardi, 2018
Best Cinematography Prize – Social Impact Media Awards, 2018
Ethos Jury Prize – Social Impact Media Awards, 2018
WWF Award – Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, 2018
Osiris FAO Prize – Agrofilm International Film Festival, 2017
Jury Award – Alimenterre Film Festival, 2017
Pangolin Power Film Award – Singapore Eco Film Festival, 2017
Jury Award – Another Way Film Festival, 2017
Fethi Kayaalp Grand Award – BIFED, 2017
Best Feature Documentary – FICMEC 2017