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RNZ, 2nd July 2018

The Kiribati Government has criticised a film documenting the nation's struggles with climate change, saying it does not follow ethical standards.

Anote's Ark is being shown internationally, heavily promoted by the former Kiribati president and climate change campaigner Anote Tong.

The government said while it fully supported the freedom of the press and coverage of climate change impacts on Kiribati, it's calling on filmakers to be more respectful to local people and to apply professional standards.

The government took issue with the film's use of footage from other countries which it alleges gave the impression it was in Kiribati.

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