SOMEPLACE WITH A MOUNTAIN

Washington D.C. Premiere

SOMEPLACE WITH A MOUNTAIN

(c) Apuur

SOMEPLACE WITH A MOUNTAIN (USA / Federated States of Micronesia, 2010, 51 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Where can we go? We have no mountain. Such is the plight of a special group of Pacific islanders, traditional sailors, the proud forefathers of many cultures in the tropical Pacific. They are losing their homes and crops because of sea level rise. Their livelihood and culture are dramatically threatened as the islands they live on are flooding day by day. By chance, a sailor, Steve Goodall, came across them on his travels and discovered they knew nothing about the current forecasts for sea level rise. Once informed, they asked for his help. Steve took their statements, filmed their lifestyles and traveled to the Island of Yap to look for land. The outcome and conclusion of this story is told in the context of an event celebrating their living culture. Directed by Steve Goodall.

Introduced by filmmaker Steve Goodall.

Shown with HUNGRY TIDE, THE

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(Metro: Smithsonian, The Mall exit or Federal Triangle, 12th St. exit)

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