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There Once Was An Island: Australian Premiere

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 17th, 2011

20 May , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

There Once Was An Island: Australian Premiere

The Indigenous people of Takuu, a tiny low-lying atoll in the South Western Pacific, have an impossible decision to make. Water is rising, and as their land starts to disappear, their way of life is under threat. But there are more immediate dangers. As they prepare for a terrifying tidal flood to rip through their community, they must ask the question: do we stay, or do we leave our homeland forever? There Once was an Island reveals the human face of climate change in the Pacific, challenging audiences everywhere to consider their own relationship to the earth and the other people on it.

6:30 pm, Friday, 20 May 2011
ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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