Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series- Anote's Ark

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series

Anote's Ark

Tuesday, October 1st, 6PM

Portsmouth Public Library

175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Run Time - 77 minutes

Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion led by Sara Withers, Senior Lecturer at UNH. She will be joined by Roger Stevenson of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Rob Werner of the League of Conservation Voters.

Tickets are free for the public, but space is limited. Reserve your tickets today!

About Anote's Ark

What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. With sweeping cinematography, Anote's Ark interweaves two poignant stories. Anote Tong, endearing president of the island, races to find options-advocating in international climate negotiations and even investigating building underwater cities. At the same time, warm and sharp-witted Sermery, a young mother of six, tackles every struggle with humour. She must decide whether to leave the only culture she knows on the island and migrate to a new life in New Zealand. Anote's Ark captures the next evolution in the shifting dynamics of climate change-one where borders, technology, and global treaties are urgent and can change daily life as we know it. This portrait of the Kiribati people exudes strength of character and grace as they confront the inevitable change they are facing head-on.

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This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at

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