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DENVER The Denver Indian Commission and International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management are hosting a screening of the award-winning film "There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho"tonight in Denver.
Young Takuu Polynesian Dancers
"There Once Was an Island" tells the story of the Polynesian community of Takuu, a low-lying atoll in the southwestern Pacific Ocean that is experiencing the devastating effects of climate change, including coastal erosion and the incursion of salt water into the gardens. The community must decide whether to move to an uncertain future in the Melanesian town of Bougainville, or stay on Takuu and face a different, but equally uncertain future. Through interviews with the people of Takuu, the film provides a glimpse of the wide range of social, cultural, political and economic issues confronting the community.
"There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho," released in 2010, runs 56 minutes.
This film screening is part of Indigenous Film @ the Crossroads, a monthly indigenous film series.
Film screening of "There Once Was an Island": "Te Henua e Nnoho"
Post-screening panel discussion: "The Impacts of Climate Change on Indigenous Communities"
Wednesday, June 20
6:30 pm, mdt
Ma'Ko'Quah Abigail Jones, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation;
Heather Lazrus, environmental anthropologist scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research;
and moderator Mervyn Tano, president, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management.
posted June 20, 2012 7:59 am edt