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Anote’s Ark

"Sobering... awe-inspiring"
—THE NEW YORK TIMES

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What would you do if your nation was drowning in the sea? 

About The Director

MATTHIEU RYTZ is a producer, curator, photographer and director. A visual anthropologist by training, his passion for photography and ethnology has led him across the globe to photograph cultural and human diversity over the past ten years. His photographs, as well as those he has commissioned, have been exhibited internationally.

He strives to bear witness to complex human stories and focus especially on the relationship between Man and Nature. He specializes in photographic installation and is currently working on a multidisciplinary project using film, still images and virtual reality – whatever best serves the story.He recently produced, filmed and directed his first feature film, Anote’s Ark, a documentary dealing with the realities of climate justice and migration. It premiered at Sundance 2018. Matthieu was born in Switzerland and is now a digital nomad and can be followed at rytz.co.

Trailer

Credits

WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY MATTHIEU RYTZ
FEATURING ANOTE TONG AND TIEMERI TIARE

EDITED BY OANA KHINTIRIAN AND MILA AUNG-THWIN
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY MATTHIEU RYTZ

MUSIC BY PATRICK WATSON
SOUND DESIGNER SYLVAIN BELLEMARE

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR VICTOR SANDRASAGRA
COLOURIST FRANCIS HANNEMAN

RESEARCH & RIGHTS SUPERVISOR EDMUND DUFF
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER VALERIE SHAMASH
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS BOB MOORE, MILA AUNG-THWIN & DANIEL CROSS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SHARI SANT PLUMMER & SHANNON O’LEARY JOY

Contacts

Photos

[Download a .zip file of high resolution photos]

PRESS

“Sinking Islands, Floating Nation”
 —THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Anote’s Ark: The story of Kiribati’s environmental refugees”
BBC NEWS
“Making a Good Movie Has to Come from the Heart”
FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
“Matthieu Rytz expresses the urgency of the situation by capturing the scale of Kiribati and its plight with awesome power”
 —POV MAGAZINE
“What can one man do when the ocean threatens to swallow his home?”
CBC AS IT HAPPENS

Screenings