Swimming Easter IslandSarah Ferguson’s World-First Circumnavigation of Rapa Nui
By John McCarthy
$9.95 – paperback/$1.95 – eBook/88 pages
A true story of courage, determination and environmental activism and how one woman reached across global, cultural and political boundaries to unite people in her swim against plastic ocean pollution.
$9.95 – paperback
$1.95 – eBook
A true story of courage, determination and environmental activism and how one eco-warrior reached across global, cultural and political boundaries to unite people in her swim against plastic ocean pollution.
– Ed Rampell, People’s World
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.
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