Can India adapt to extreme heat?

In the face of climate change, developed nations are under pressure to support hard-hit countries such as India. With access to farmers, students, business owners, factory workers and scientists we hear first hand the lasting impact of rising temperatures on working conditions and productivity. The film gave voice to both under represented voices such as
domestic workers but also demonstrated positive and constructive solutions to the climate crisis. The film was published
during Cop 27 and engaged audiences there at a crucial moment.

  • Sidrah Fatma Ahmed
  • Juliet Riddell
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Pulitzer Center Environmental Film Festival
    Washington D.C.
    United States
    March 22, 2023
Distribution Information
  • Financial Times
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Sidrah Fatma Ahmed, Juliet Riddell

Sidrah is a journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Delhi, India. She has a decade long experience in reporting, directing, producing video content for media networks. Women stories are at the heart of her work besides topics of development at large. Her work has been published in Hindustan Times, Khabar Lahariya, Financial Times, The New York Times,, Great Big Story, Bloomberg, Business Reporter amongst others.

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Director Statement

As the world gets hotter people from lower socio-economic groups often shoulder a larger burden. I believe the responsibility for long term solutions for them is on all of us. As a community we need to support them and better policies focused on helping them need to be drafted and implemented. I hope the film will help open the discourse on the urgency of the matter.