Thank you for the Rain: Q&A with Melle Leenstra and Julia Dahr

Thank you for the Rain

Language: Engels

WHEN & WHERE?

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:45
Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal

Melle Leenstra deals with knowledge and research policy at the Food Security team of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He previously lived and worked at the embassy in Kenia for four years, where he was responsible for food security.

Julia Dahr is a Norwegian director and producer. She specifically works on movies with themes that are of social importance, like human rights, justice, inequality and sustainability. She is co-founder and manager of Differ Media, a platform that creates ‘movies with a story’. Thank You For the Rain is one of the movies she directed.

Froukje Jansen is a Dutch presenter who worked on programs like 3 op Reis, De Consuminderman and LLinke Soep, in which she examined how sustainable the lives of different famous Dutch people are. Besides her focus on sustainability on Dutch television, she also wrote the book Duurzaamheid van Binnenuit.

In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we present Climate at Stake on Sunday the 25th of March: three movies concerning the effects climate change has on living conditions for people worldwide. The day will officially be opened by the festival’s guest of honour, Kumi Naidoo, former director of Greenpeace. We will screen the movies Anote’s Ark, Guardians of the Earth and Thank you for the Rain, followed by Q&A’s with the movies’ directors and different experts on relevant topics. 

A habitable planet means welfare for poor and rich, for men and women and for present and future generations. That is why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs commits itself to providing access to and sustainable usage of natural resources, for everyone. The Netherlands collaborates with different governments, multilateral institutions, NGO’s, companies and civilians to secure the provision of public goods such as raw materials, water and energy for the future. The most important guidelines in doing so are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), globally determined goals for sustainable development.