Screening followed by Q&A with Jennifer Redfearn (Director of Sun Come Up).
SUN COME UP is an Academy Award nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees.
When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. SUN COME UP follows a group of young islanders as they search for land and build relationships in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean.
SUN COME UP was made with generous support from Chicken and Egg Pictures, the Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Fork Films, Uncommon Pictures and individual donations from family and friends.
FACING CLIMATE CHANGE is documentary series that tells the story of global change through local people. The four shorts featured explore the impacts of global climate change through people who live and work in the Pacific Northwest. From wildfire fighters and potato farmers, to coastal tribes, kids with asthma and shellfish growers, people throughout this region must confront and adapt to the consequences of warming. Their unique stories about who they are and what they do, their everyday challenges and long-term ambitions help to make an abstract issue more accessible to local audiences, while also contributing to a global conversation.
Presented in partnership with CIFF Selects. The Camden International Film Festival, based right here in Maine, is recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers. www.camdenfilmfest.org