directed by Matthieu Rytz, Canada 2018, 77’
What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the abrupt climate change looming over it, the small Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. Anote’s Ark links two touching stories. Anote Tong, president of the island, who does everything he can to find a solution, supporting international climate negotiations and even investigating the possibility of building underwater cities. Sermery, a young mother who faces each battle with humour. Like many of her compatriots, she has to decide whether to leave the only culture she knows and migrate to a new life in New Zealand.
Adriano Favole (University of Turin)