The Norwegian-Kenyan documentary film Thank you for the Rain was recently awarded the prize for best international film at the Sguardi Altrove Film Festival
, received the World Wildlife Fund's prize for best film in the Habitat category
at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, in addition to winning two Social Impact Media Awards
: the Ethos Jury Prize and the Prize for Best Cinematography. The film was directed by Julia Dahr and produced by Hugh Hartford. The work to spread the film's message has been documented in a comprehensive "impact and outreach" report that can downloaded here
Thank you for the Rain tells the story of Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya, who began seven years ago to film his family and show how climate change was affecting their lives. When Kisilu's house was destroyed by a violent storm, he started a local movement of farmers. Their struggle brought him all the way to the major political drama that took place during the UN's climate negotiations in Paris.