Join The University of Stirling’s Extreme Events in Science & Society as they host a screening of ‘Thank You For The Rain’ followed by a panel discussion.
Please note we are not charging for this event, but instead ask you to make a donation to WaterAid if you are able to: https://www.wateraid.org/uk/donate/how-you-can-help-fight-against-drought-and-water-shortages
Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage. Thank You For The Rain addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanisation, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation.
Following the screening a panel, led by Professor Alistair Jump and other researchers both from the University of Stirling and invited international speakers, including Dr Kirsty Carden from the University of Cape Town, will discuss the story told in the documentary: the effects of climate change and how we as communities can build resilience to deal with such events. The panel will draw on their research and experiences, with Dr Carden providing her insights learning from the water crisis that recently affected Cape Town. We look forward to the questions posed by the audience and hope you can join us for this important conversation.
Extreme Events in Science & Society is one of 12 University of Stirling Research programmes conducting interdisciplinary research. The programme focuses on how societies and ecosystems might better respond to extreme events and prepare for the unexpected. More information on Extreme Events in Science & Society please follow us on Twitter @StirExtreme and for more on the other research programmes please visit https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/research-programmes/
17:00 - 17:30: Audience takes their seats
17:30 - 19:00: Screening
19:00 - 19:15: Comfort Break
19:15 - 20:00: Panel discussion