Washington D.C. Premiere
PEOPLE THE RAIN FORGOT, THE
(c) Celine Tewa
Directed by: Sophia Tewa
Venue: University of District Columbia (UDC)
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THE PEOPLE THE RAIN FORGOT (USA, 2011, 45 min.)
Introduced by Tolessa Deksissa, Director, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Science, University of the District of Columbia.
Washington, D.C. Premiere Climate change and drought have ravaged the livelihoods of millions in Kenya, home to one of Africa’s most vibrant economies. Over the past four years, many of the country’s northeastern areas have not received sufficient rain to feed their livestock and water their crops. The People the Rain Forgot takes us to Ethiopia and Somalia where more and more Africans are experiencing the new climate of irregular rainfall patterns and drought that have afflicted the Horn of Africa. From the villagers who build a water dam with their own hands, to the farmers who create a microclimate in their valley by planting thousands of tree seedlings, this film depicts the courage and determination of those who try to make the rain fall again. Directed and produced by Sophia Tewa. Winner, Best Documentary Feature, 2012 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood.
Discussion with filmmaker Sophia Tewa follows screening.
Shown with BOTTLED LIFE (NESTLÉS GESCHÄFTE MIT DEM WASSER).
FREE. No reservations required.