There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho
Climate change is literally knocking down the door of South Western Pacific Takuu Islanders' homes. Ravaged by a terrifying tidal flood that rips through and destroys buildings and belongings, the Takuu people face an imminent threat - should they stay on their island home or relocate, leaving their land and culture forever?
Takuu, a tiny, low-lying atoll in the South Western Pacific is facing the first effects of climate change. The plight of the Takuu and their culture is recorded in the internationally award-winning documentary, There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho.
As the effects of climate change become more urgent every day, the islanders in the Pacific may be among the world's first environmental refugees. Director Briar March and her team were invited by Takuu's chief to film the climactic changes affecting the community. She and her team took over four years to complete the project.
Winner of more than 20 international awards and broadcast on Arte (France), ABC Asia-Pacific and PBS (USA), There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho, puts the human face on climate change. Relevant to a number of academic fields of study, this documentary can be used across multiple disciplines. Our film can also be used as a resource in a number of educational and conference related activities and opportunities; a powerful vehicle to depict the plight and hope of the Takuu.
You can learn more and see a trailer by going to: www.thereoncewasanisland.com