Anote's Ark (2018)

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The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati's President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation's people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbour overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote's struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Sermary, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Sermary's family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.

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Critic Reviews for Anote's Ark

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A sobering reality check.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The film's waning moments suggest that hope for this paradise may be lost.

May 23, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

...traces the efforts of Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, to protect the people of his country, while also providing a capsule history of this former British colony and celebrating the beauty of the country and its culture.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Anote's Ark succeeds by its ability to send a meaningful message without a preaching tone.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

We should feel drowned by this film.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Sermary's storyline is less flashy but more impactful, showing the emotional toll of climate change inaction on Indigenous culture.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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