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There Once Was

THERE ONCE WAS AN ISLAND – TE HENUA E NNOHO

ORIGINAL TITLE:
THERE ONCE WAS AN ISLAND – TE HENUA E NNOHO
New Zealand / 2009 / 80 min
DIRECTOR:
Briar March
The human face of climate change

Filled with beautiful and stunning images of an Island society, its culture and the ocean, this thought provoking documentary gives climate change a human face. The people of the Takuu atoll have to decide on their future as their homeland is physically sinking in the Pacific Ocean. Some accept to leave their culture behind, while others try to find solutions to stay and save their unique way of life. As the waves roll into their huts and destroys fertile land, tention rises.

Briar March

Briar March is a Kiwi artist turned phptographer and filmmaker. Her claim to fame has been her DIY documentary ALLIE EAGLE AND ME (2004), which has been described as "an artist’s astonishing journey from lesbian separatism to celibate Christianity". Since then she has spent most of her time working on THERE ONCE WAS AN ISLAND.