There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

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March, Briar. There Once Was An Island: Te Henua e Nnoho. Auckland: On the Level Productions, 2010. HDV, 80 min.

In this verite-style film, three Pacific islanders from the culturally unique Polynesian community of Takuu, a tiny low-lying atoll in the South Western Pacific, allow us into their lives and their culture and show us first hand the human impact of an environmental crisis. Two scientists, oceanographer John Hunter and geomorphologist Scott Smithers, investigate the situation with our characters and consider the impact of climate change on communities without access to resources or support. Intimate observational scenes allow Teloo, Endar and Satty to take us on their personal journeys as they consider whether to move to an uncertain future in Bougainville or to stay on Takuu and fight for a different, but equally uncertain, outcome. (Source: Adapted from the Official Film Website)

©2010 On the Level Productions. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact

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