You’ve heard about the islands in the Pacific Ocean that are disappearing due to rising sea levels. But have you heard from the people there? Have you listened and watched as an entire culture faces extinction or mass displacement? Will traditions and identities survive in the face of such a crisis?
Briar March spent many months working on a film about one such island community in Papua New Guinea and looking at all these questions. The film is called “There Once Was an Island” and it presents the very real story of people who are faced with the decision to stay in their home which may soon disappear, or be re-located and start over somewhere else. She joins me for this podcast interview.
Full details about the film and film screenings are here.
You can also read the film’s blog