“Eating Up Easter,” free virtual screening from Indie Lens Pop-Up on Tuesday, May 26th at 4:30 p.m. Threatened by climate change and globalization, remote Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux.
Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu and producer Elena Rapu introduce viewers to artists, ecologists, and developers who balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.