Dear Programmers and Bookers,

Once in a while a film comes along that drives home the profound changes that are happening in our lifetimes to planet Earth. The human species is cursed with shortsightedness and unable to imagine (or care) about the world we're leaving to our grandchildren, not to mention their grandchildren. Our apathy is evident every election cycle when we choose politicians who collectively are unable or unwilling to face the enormous challenges brought about by human activity.

President Anote Tong of Kiribati feels the apathy more than most world leaders, as his island nation slowly disappears under the rising waves. Matthieu Rytz wanted to capture Anote's struggle to do something about this slow annihilation; rather than making another angry screed he instead crafted a beautiful, transporting documentary that allows the viewer to experience firsthand what the Kiribati people are going through.

Please check out the trailer and I'm happy to send a screening link to the feature as well.

Marc Mauceri
Theatrical Bookings
212-243-0600 x20
A film by Matthieu Rytz
77 minutes, color, 2018

What if your country was swallowed by the sea?

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet, far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront an existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. President Anote Tong races to find options, from mass migration to building underwater cities, but many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbor overseas, leaving behind 4000 years of Kirabati culture.

With sweeping cinematography, filmmaker Matthieu Rytz captures the shifting dynamics of climate change while crafting a portrait of the Kiribati people that reveals their strength and grace as they confront the looming waters head on.
For a screening link and more information, please contact:

Marc Mauceri  | |  212-243-0600 x20

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