3 News: Climate change confronted in award-winning film – Video

Tova O’Brien of 3 News writes about new documentary There Once Was An Island, which documents the story of the people of Takuu.

Takuu is a remote atoll in Papua New Guinea, and the documentary, made over 4 years, looks at how the lives of the island’s people are changing due to rising sea levels.

An excerpt: (read in full here, news report here)

“With scientists on board to track the threats caused by climate change, the film is an award-winning blend of science, film, and human conflict.

“The movie follows the lives of three Takuu islanders and the decisions they face as their island becomes increasingly affected by climate change.