Monthly Screening Series April 4 at 7 PM ‘There Once Was an Island’
Director Briar March’s award winning There Once Was an Island screens on April 4, 2012 at 7pm at our monthly screening series at the NFB, Green Screens.
Liz Rice, member of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, will lead a post-screening discussion.
Shot over four years on the Takuu Atoll off the coast of Papua New Guinea, There Once Was an Island examines the ever-changing and very personal debate vexing clans indigenous to the flood-stricken and fast-eroding island chain. With negligible provisions arriving from the mainland and no government strategy for relocation, the Takuu community looks to ocean scientists to assess the viability of remaining on their homeland. The stories of three islanders poignantly highlight the direct impact of climate change in the South Pacific.
Leipziger Award, Dok Leizig
Natural Facts Award, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Best Documentary, Raindance
Best International Documentary, Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival, Italy
Join us for provocative and entertaining Canadian and international films about the state of our planet at the NFB’s theatre at the corner of Richmond and John Street. All screenings will be followed by a discussion. Screenings will take place the first Wednesday of every month at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street, Toronto).
Brought to you by Planet in Focus, Canada’s leading environmental media arts organization and the National Film Board of Canada, breaking ground in interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas for over 70 years.