There Once Was an Island

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth cautioned millions about the devastating effects of global warming. For the Takū people, who live on a small atoll off the coast of Papua New Guinea, such effects are no longer conjecture, but reality. The Takū have retained their cultural traditions of sharing resources equally, and are the last in the world to practice their Polynesian religion. As their coastline begins to disappear beneath rising tides, they must choose whether to flee their homeland or remain on an island that may soon disappear. While Island does not propose solutions, the film reminds us that our personal and political decisions reverberate across the sea.

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