Wed, Mar 13|
California Institute of Integral Studies
Religion & Ecology Film Festival 2019 at CIIS
Deep Water Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Ecology, Spirituality and Religion at CIIS will be hosting a screening of the 2018 award-winning film Anote's Ark, followed by an audience discussion with Professor Robert McDermott.
Time & Location
Mar 13, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
About The Event
What if your country was swallowed by the sea?
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.
While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas.
Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.
Screening will take place in Namaste Hall - Admission is Free - Please register for seating purposes
This event is being held in association with The Department of Ecology, Spirituality and Religion's annual Religion and Ecology Summit, which will be held at the California Insitute of Integral Studies on the 15th of March, 2019.