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Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner in Scoop World: Pacific Island Artists Demand Governments Fulfill 1.5°C Promises In Film Series “Fighting For Our Survival”

Ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, artists from the Pacific islands call for the international community to urgently defund the fossil fuel industry amidst the dual crises of climate change and COVID-19. The three-part film series, “Fighting for Our Survival”, is produced by youth-led grassroots climate network 350 Pacific Climate Warriors, the Climate Vulnerable Forum and award-winning Fijian filmmaker Ropate Kama. It tells a story of climate injustice: the carbon pollution from industrialized nations which disproportionately affects frontline communities, and the rising of Pacific leadership and resilience.

Featuring Pritzker finalist, poet and United Nations Climate Envoy for the Marshall Islands Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, the film is an emotionally-charged appeal to governments and financial institutions globally.