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Are You Listening!
Friday 27 May 2016, 08:30pm - 10:00pm
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Friday 27th May, 20:30
ARE YOU LISTENING!
Kamar Ahmad Simon
Bangladesh / 2012 / 90 min

As part of the Anthropology, Climate Change and Weather conference, the RAI, in partnership with Bertha DocHouse Screen at the Curzon Bloomsbury cinema, presents a curated programme of films open to conference delegates and to the general public.

Are You Listening! and Peak are both beautifully photographed and compelling films that look at the effects of a changing climate on very different environments. From the coastal areas of Bangladesh to Alpine ski resorts, local populations are having to respond to weather events that threaten their livelihoods and economies. Through elegant photography and poignant storytelling, both films make an important contribution towards understanding the human impact of climate change.

Bangladesh is on track to disappear entirely in a hundred years thanks to the impacts of climate change. These global shifts are experienced in microcosm in director Kamar Ahmad Simon’s film, as he observes the families of Sutarkhali. The coastal village was left underwater by a tidal surge after a cyclone, and Rakhi, her husband Soumen and their six-year-old son are forced to live on a dyke with 100 other families. The government is slow to help the families reclaim their land, and continuing delays cause mounting friction. Are You Listening! is a powerful and beautifully photographed film that reveals the alarming effects of climate change and deftly captures the fighting spirit of a community and their will to survive.

Followed by Q&A with the director Kamar Ahmad Simon

Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/channels/areyoulistening
Book your ticket here: http://www.dochouse.org/cinema/screenings/rai-are-you-listening

BERTHA DOCHOUSE at Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AW. Opposite Russel Sq. tube station.