GLF Nairobi 2023

Film Festival Q&A: Between the Rains

Sep 12, 2023 | 12:00 - 12:30

Speakers: Between the Rains co-director, director of photography, producer and editor Andrew H. Brown, and producer Samuel Ekomol. Moderator: Salina Abraham, Africa regional manager, Global Landscapes Forum

Meet Andrew and Samuel and discover the 'behind the scenes' of Between the Rains, awarded Best Documentary Feature and Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival 2023. Learn why one of the most critical aspects of this film is telling the human story beyond tribal conflicts and how the creators show a complicated human interaction through the eyes of the community, their experiences, their strengths and their challenges in a world in climate and biodiversity crisis.

Watch Between the Rains here.

“We believe that too often, when people think of climate change, they only think of melting ice in the Arctic, and they believe that we, as a global community, have 20-30 years to fix the problem before we have to feel the wrath of climate change. We believe the Turkana-Ngaremara community’s story can act as the canary in the mine for the rest of the world. Through their story, we see how water will become the most valuable resource and how once lush landscapes will be turned barren. As this becomes increasingly common, neighbors will become enemies, and our world will become more unstable” – Andrew H. Brown.

“My only hope for this film is for it to reach communities throughout all 43 of Kenya’s tribes. In Kenya, tribalism is eating away at our country’s full potential. I want this story to challenge our stereotypes of other communities and the reasons we use to justify our bitterness toward each other. If people are willing to listen to the story of Kole and the Ngaremara community, they will find empathy for other tribes and a new appreciation for the diversity of cultures we have here in Kenya” – Samuel Ekomol


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