Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  87 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Color
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Thank You for the Rain

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Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, uses his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change.

Thank You for the Rain

Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, 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.

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN is a feature documentary by Julia Dahr and Kisilu Musya. It addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanization, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation.

"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

"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

"As a climate change researcher, I found Julia Dahr's film a must-see documentary."Sheffield Hallam University

"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


** Winner, Best Feature Documentary, FICMEN, Spain
** Environmental Award Nominee, 2017 Sheffield Doc/Fest
** Honorable Mention, 2017 Norwegian Short Film Festival
** Official Selection, 2017 CPH:DOX, Denmark
** Official Selection, 2017 Hot Docs
** Official Selection, 2017 Cinemambiente
** Official Selection, Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney
** Finalist, 2017 TRT Documentary Awards


Main credits

Dahr, Julia (film director)
Dahr, Julia (screenwriter)
Dahr, Julia (filmmaker)
Hartford, Hugh (film producer)
Hartford, Hugh (screenwriter)
Musaya, Kisilu (on-screen participant)
Musaya, Kisilu (filmmaker)
Kisilu, Christina Wayua (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Director of photography, Julie Lunde Lillesæter; editor, Adam Thomas; composer, Chris White.

Distributor credits

A film by Julia Dahr and Kisilu Musya

Docuseek2 subjects

Climate Change
Immigration and Refugees
Human Rights
Urban Studies
Gender Studies

Distributor subjects

Climate Change
Climate Refugees
Gender Equality
Gender Studies
Human Rights


; "Thank You for the Rain"; Icarus Films; Kenya; Africa; environment; agriculture; United Nations Climate Talks; climate change; urbanization; globalization; gender equality; education; sustainability;

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