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Kickstarter Campaign: “Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka”

Have you heard about Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka?

“Homecoming” tells the story of climate change through two women who cross the Pacific to return to Pukapuka, the remote coral atoll in the Cook Islands where they grew up. Pukapuka’s unique 2,000-year-old culture and language is threatened by the affects of global climate change. The population dropped from 800 to 450 following a devastating cyclone in 2005. Continued sea level rise, erosion and environmental migration threatens Pukapuka’s future.

Kids fishing on Motu Ko

Kids fishing on Motu Ko

This feature-length documentary explores these environmental and social issues through two women writers and friends: Johnny Frisbie, a Pukapukan-American writer’s daughter, and Amelia Borofsky, an American anthropologist’s daughter.

Amelia Borofsky and Johnny Frisbie with the KWAI at Honolulu Harbor

Amelia Borofsky and Johnny Frisbie with the KWAI at Honolulu Harbor

The film follows their return journey to this spiritual place. Along the way they speak with climate change experts, Pukapukan elders, and reunite with Johnny’s 84-year-old brother Charlie Frisbie who still lives on the atoll, and whom Johnny has not seen in decades. The film offers a moving poetic meditation on climate change, memory, belonging, and the universal journey towards wholeness.

Books of Pukapuka by Johnny and Robert Dean Frisbie

Books of Pukapuka by Johnny and Robert Dean Frisbie

They are close to their funding goal with just 5 days left and 5,000 USD missing!

Watch the film trailer on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/127602156

Find out more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1729680033/homecoming-a-film-about-pukapuka

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Reposted from Hokulea.com and Kickstarter.com, Pictures by Gemma Cubero del Barrio

 

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