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There once was an Island

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

Directed by Briar March
New Zealand, 2010
Documentary

Synopsis

Takuu, an island in Polynesia, is flooding due to climate change. Two scientists investigate the situation while three members of the community, Telo, Endar and Satty, allow us into their lives, their culture and the decisions they have to take.

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There once was an Island Directed by Briar March

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  • Evnad's rating of the film There once was an Island

    This was a very depressing but pro-active documentary on the repercussions of climate change. I loved how director Briar March went for a "cinema verite" approach in this movie, since it is an issue that is very of the present. A more abstract contemplation would have done more harm than good for this movie. We learn so much about different residents of the island without the film exoticizing them.