Film About Sinking Island Nominated for Oscar
The serious consequences of Earth’s changing climate are the subject of a powerful documentary film nominated for an Academy Award, the U.S. film industry’s top prize.
“Sun Come Up” is the story of the Carteret Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea, where filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn says Islanders have had no choice but to move to higher ground.
“We documented some of the destruction that is happening from rising sea levels, more frequent storm surges, from the lack of fresh water sources and how the sea has contaminated some of their gardening land.”
Ursula Rakova grew up on the Carteret Islands. “In those times the sea wasn’t as cruel as it is today,” she says. By 2015, her homeland is expected to be under water, so she now heads the relocation effort for 3,000 people.