Climate change and drought have ravaged the livelihoods of millions in Kenya, home to one of Africa’s most vibrant economies. Over the past four years, many of the country’s northeastern areas have not received sufficient rain to feed their livestock and water their crops. The People the Rain Forgot takes us to Ethiopia and Somalia where more and more Africans are experiencing the new climate of irregular rainfall patterns and drought that have afflicted the Horn of Africa.  From the villagers who build a water dam with their own hands, to the farmers who create a microclimate in their valley by planting thousands of tree seedlings, this film depicts the courage and determination of those who try to make the rain fall again. Directed by Sophia Tewa.


The People the Rain Forgot

2011 US 45 min
Festival Year: 2011
Types: Documentary
Topic: Climate Change, Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living