Climate change is not just a theory for the people of Takuu, a tiny atoll in Papua New Guinea that's just one metre above sea level. Floods and climate-related impacts have forced Teloo and Satty to consider whether they should stay on their slowly-drowning home, or accept a proposal that would see them move to Bougainville, away from the sea. In this multi award-winning documentary, they and ex local Endar learn more about the impact of climate change from two visiting scientists, who are on hand to witness worryingly high tides. Director Briar March's hour-long documentary was invited to over 50 film festivals.
[The film] derives its significant emotional impact primarily from the vulnerability and artlessness of the Takuu islanders. The director wisely ensures they are kept to the fore. These people are confronted with the kind of tragedy few of us will ever have to face and of a magnitude that is difficult to fathom. To lose your entire land would be to lose your sense of place in the world.– Jacob Powell, in a review on website The Lumière Reader, 14 June 2010
Produced with assistance from the NZ Film Commission
Includes songs performed by the people of Takuu