SUN COME UP (USA / Papua New Guinea, 2009, 38 min.)

The Carteret Islanders – a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean – are among the world’s first environmental refugees. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home. The film follows their relocation and the leader of this effort, Ursula Rakova, along with a group of young islanders led by Nick Hakata as they search for land in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea 50 miles across the open ocean. San Kamap – or sun come up – means sunrise in pidgin and reflects the resilience of this community. Directed by Jennifer Redfearn. Produced by Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger. 2011 Oscar

Nominee, Best Documentary, Short Subject Film.

Discussion with filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required. Doors open at 6 p.m.

AED Globe Theater, 1927 Florida Ave., NW

(Metro: Dupont Circle, Q St. exit. Red line)

(Metrobuses: H1, L1, L4)

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