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ONLINE Movie Night: "There Once Was An Island"

Hosted by the Consul of the Seattle Movie Night Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 20 Aug 18:30 - 21:00

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Seattle ONLINE Movie Night Film (A Zoom Meeting)

Meeting link and passcode to be provided on 8/15/ Protected content all registrants and the film will be screened 5 days later, on 8/20/2020.

This film is a touching human-interest story about a remote island community in the Pacific that found itself fighting to preserve its 1,200-year-old cultural heritage due to rising sea levels. The culprit? Global warming. The local government wanted to relocate the islanders elsewhere, forcing the abandonment of their cultural heritage, village and homes.

Scientists who visited the island studied what was happening and documented it for this film. The scientists suggested some ways to help preserve the island, but their solutions seemed to actually contribute to the rising water problem.

This film shows how a small and remote island community dealt with a very serious environmental matter forcing residents to decide to put their personal safety at risk and remain on their island or relocate to an unfamiliar land in a new and unfamiliar place.

Where is this? This island is in Oceania in the remote Pacific south of the Equator. Part of Papua New Guinea, it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Bismark, Solomon and Coral Seas, as well as Indonesia to the west.

This film has won many international film and environmental awards. It brings to us the reality of global warming and shows what can happen to a tropical island atoll that has existed just above sea level for centuries.