THULETUVALU – Climate Change at the edges of our globe

9. October 2014

In October, the movie THULETUVALU by director Matthias von Gunten will be released in Switzerland. While climate change in Europe is (yet) experienced only by the news, the film shows how people in completely different, remote regions are affected.

Thule, Tuvalu, Swiss Cinema

THULETUVALU features hunters in Thule in northern Greenland, the northernmost place on earth. They do, like their ancestors, dog sledding hunting to feed their families and their dogs. Also, the film tells the story of the inhabitants of Tuvalu who live in the endless expanse of the Pacific on narrow coral reefs nurishing on fish, coconuts and home-grown vegetables as many generations before them.

In both places the sea as the main source of food shapes the whole life of the locals. The melting ice in the north with its influence on the seasons and the resulting water level rise threatens the protagonists simultaneously in both places. The rapid changes in their environment determines their lifestyles and way of thinking more and more. Some of them even see themselves forced to draw a line under their previous existence and to start a new life from scratch.

myclimate appreciates to raffle 2 x 2 tickets for THULETUVALU – find an updated list of cinemas here - in a Swiss movie theater of your choice. Just drop us a short email with subject THULETUVALU (deadline for entries 18 October).

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