Anote’s Ark Film Screening & Discussion

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, room 101

Event description: Award-winning documentary Anote’s Ark tells the story of Pacific Island nation Kiribati’s fight against the existential threat of climate change. All of Kiribati’s 33 coral isles and atolls will be completely underwater within this century scientists now agree. Anote’s Ark follows former president Anote Tong as he works to save his nation, purchasing, for example, 20 km2 in Fiji to relocate Kiribati islanders. The award-winning documentary also strikes a personal tone, following Sermary, a young mother of six, as she struggles to resettle her family in New Zealand. Anote’s Ark has screened at a number of festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs Festival, and the Human Rights Film Festival here in New York.

Q&A to follow

Michael Gerrard, Faculty Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Eve Mosher, Environmental Artist, New York City


Ama Francis, Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law