Message On A Bottle

Netherlands • 2016 • 12MINS 

Plastic Oceans International presents a film by director Eelke Dekker and featuring Merijn Tinga, better known as the The Plastic Soup Surfer. Tinga wants to be the first surfer to cross the North Sea on a ‘kitefoil-board’ – covering a distance of 180 kilometers across open sea, from The Netherlands to England, all to raise awareness for a bottle deposit program in his country.   

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Merijn Tinga
Merijn Tinga
Merijn Tinga

“A major contribution to … indigenous cinematic storytelling.”

– Ed Rampell, People’s World

Eating Up Easter

Chile/USA | 2018 | 76 mins

Native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu narrates to his son the modern dilemma of their people who risk losing everything to the globalizing effects of tourism.

The film follows four islanders, descendants of the ancient Moia statue builders of Easter Island, who are working to tackle the consequences of their rapidly developing home. Mama Piru leads recycling efforts to reduce trash, Mahani and Enrique use music to reunite their divided community, and Sergio tries to understand the motivations of his father who embraces the advantages of building new businesses. These stories intertwine to reveal the complexities of development and the contradictions within us all as we are faced with hard choices about our planet’s future.

Topics Addressed

  • Plastic Pollution
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental  Impact of Tourism
  • Loss of Cultural Identity
  • Globalization
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