I would like to call your attention to a special documentary film project that needs a little help with fundraising on Kickstarter. It is a passionate, poignant, and informative look at Pukapuka, Cook Islands- one of the most remote places on earth. The title is: Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka.
This feature-length documentary explores environmental and social issues through two women writers and friends: Former Rarotonga resident Johnny Frisbie, a Pukapukan-American writer’s daughter, and Amelia Borofsky, an American anthropologist’s daughter.
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.
Pukapuka is now threatened by climate change, environmental migration and the gradual disappearance of an ancient culture and language that has been preserved for more than 2,000 years.
The film is written, directed and produced by by Hawaii-based Gemma Cubero del Barrio. Gemma is a bilingual writer, producer, and director with an MA from USC Annenberg School of Journalism. Her film, Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador) is an award winning film that had its broadcast premiere on POV, PBS.
I encourage everyone to visit the Kickstarter page to watch the trailer, and make a donation to the project. No donation is too small. But, please, act quickly, as there is only a few days left to back this campaign!
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Thanks! Mahalo! Meitaki!
Pukapuka from the air