The campaign of “Climate diaries” began on 14 November. This is the film about agriculture’s vulnerability because of climate change. The aim of the film is to spread knowledge about how small farmers in the South are far more susceptible to climate change than people in the north. We see this through the documentary of Kisilu’s daily life.
The movie theater was filled with people who supported him on 14 November.
This movie had a focus on his daily life. Because he expressed his feelings in the movie by himself, we can understand his deep concerns because of climate change. This movie clarified how climate change really impacts Kisilu’s daily life. I was shocked because I had not felt such an influence of climate change in my life. At the same time, this movie made me realize that climate change has a big influence on people who love and want to protect their families, their communities and their neighborhoods.
These people consider the most valuable things in their lives, their loved ones, while fight against climate change.
After watching the movie, we had time to talk to Kisilu, Julia, the director of this movie and Nina, who is Spire’s campaign leader for Spires 2015 campaign.
Kisilu answered questions about how he knows so much about climate change. According to him, he can feel the difference of conditions between now and his father’s or grandfather’s generations and what they had to deal with. I thought it was NORMAL and NATURAL than we think about climate change through the data that we have. However, the most impressive thing was, when he answered the question whether or not he was angry with us, who are responsible for climate change and he said “NO”. He said that this is because he too is also responsible for the changing climate, we should not attribute it to somebody but that YOU and ME should gather and face this problem. His words impressed everyone who was in the room.
Kisilu has an opportunity to talk about his life at the UN climate summit in Paris which will take place at the end of November. His journey to Paris and against climate change has begun…
Tekst og bilder av Mahya Ishiguro, Spires matutvalget