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What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? This moving documentary from Matthieu Rytz explores what it takes to migrate an entire nation with dignity. 

Following its world premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, the Science Museum and Royal Society present the English premiere of 'Anote’s Ark', the very first feature film to be shot in the Republic of Kiribati.

An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, Kiribati is destined disappear within decades as a result of rising sea levels—granting its citizens the unfortunate title of first climate refugees in history. 

This moving documentary follows the country’s former president, Anote Tong, on his journey through international halls of power leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference. 

Please note this is a 2D Digital screening. Run time: 77 minutes.

Panel discussion: Could geoengineering solve the climate crisis?

The screening is followed by a panel discussion exploring the subject of geoengineering—deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system, in order to moderate global warming. 

Could geoengineering be the answer to the impending climate crisis? Chairing the debate, physicist, oceanographer and television presenter Dr Helen Czerski will be joined by:

  • Professor Joanna Haigh, Royal Society Fellow
  • Dr Jack Stilgoe, Senior Lecturer in Social Studies of Science at UCL
  • Dr Naomi Vaughan of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  • Oliver Morton, science writer, author and briefings editor for The Economist

Presented in partnership with the Royal Society.

Find out more at the Anote's Ark website.