30.09. - 09.10.2021

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho New Zealand, USA 2010 | 80 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Briar March

Briar March is a filmmaker from NewZealand. Her documentaries preferentiallydeal with environmental issues and humanrights problems.

rated for 0 + years
What if your community had to decide whether to leave it‘s homeland forever? This is the reality for the culturally unique Polynesian community of Takuu, a tiny lowlying atoll in the South Western Pacific. As a terrifying tidal flood rips through their already damaged home, the Takuu community experiences the devastating effects of climate change first hand. In this verite-style film, three intrepid characters Teloo, Endar and Satty, allow us into their lives and their culture and show us first hand the human impact of an environmental crisis.
Original title: There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Maori
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Briar March
Producer: Lyn Collie
Director of Photography: Briar March
Music: The Sound Room, Mark Smythe
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Editor: Prisca Bouchet, Briar March
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