Preceded by the film Between the Rains

Carte blanche to Rokhaya Diallo – Climate equity: women on the front line


Sunday 10 March – 19h30
Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre
Rue de Carouge 52, 1205 Geneva
Langage des signes
The discussion will be interpreted into French Sign Language

Historically, the so-called Western countries have disproportionately contributed to global emissions. The severe impact of climate change is exacerbating inequalities and vulnerabilities in the least polluting regions, particularly affecting already marginalised populations.

According to the UN, 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. While women are disproportionately burdened by these climatic variations, they are also on the front line in combating them, in the words of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Better placed than anybody to see the devastating consequences of ecocides, particularly in terms of reproductive health and food security, they are nonetheless excluded from the decisions that shape their future. How can their voices be placed at the heart of environmental struggles?

Co-presented with Public Eye and the Service Agenda 21 - Ville durable de la Ville de Genève

Adrià Budry Carbó
Commodities and finance investigator for Public Eye and investigative journalist

Alfonso Gomez
Administrative Councillor of the City of Geneva, in charge of the Department of Finance, Environment and Housing


Aminata Dramane Traoré
Former minister of Mali and writer
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Samuel Ekomol
'Between the Rains' Producer and Turkana activist (Kenya)
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Luiza Cavalcante
Brazilian farmer and feminist activist
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Rokhaya Diallo
Journalist, writer and filmmaker
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French, english

By Andrew H. Brown and Moses Thuranira

Between the Rains

In Kenya, the Turkana are directly affected by climate change. Increasingly, frequent droughts are impacting on their lives, intensifying tensions and conflicts. Filmed over a period of four years, Between the Rains portrays with sensitivity and finesse Kole’s coming of age as a young shepherd on the path to becoming a warrior. Kole experiences doubt, grief and violence in a landscape decimated by drought. The film’s splendid photography serves as a wake-up call, highlighting the devastating consequences of climate change for this community.

Regional Premiere
Section : Competition - Creative Documentaries
Country : Kenya
Original languages : Turkana, Swahili
Subtitles : English, French
Andrew H. Brown
Moses Thuranira
Andrew H. Brown
Moses Thuranira
Samuel Ekomol
Ragtag Collective
Andrew H. Brown
Charity Kuria
Andrew H. Brown
World Sales
Journeyman Pictures