Eating Up Easter

Easter Islanders (Rapanui) survived hundreds of years by creatively adapting to their changing landscape. But their ancient knowledge is disappearing and their fragile ecosystem has collapsed. Tourists and money are pouring in. Imported goods and trash are piling up. Social and health problems are rampant. This one-hour documentary examines the issues behind food security, waste management and sustainability on Easter Island as three islanders try to restore ancient values and guide the transition to a globally connected, sustainable life.




Sergio Rapu

Minneapolis, MN

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