Eating Up Easter showing October 13 at 1:00 pm
About the Festival: Guam International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the growth of cultural understanding through the art of filmmaking. Our programs have included collaborations with the Guam Pacific Daily News (a Gannett company), Pixar Animation Studios, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Warner Bros. Archive and more. With your help and support coming by attending the Festival, we can facilitate more engaging educational opportunities for Guam’s youth.
About Eating Up Easter: 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 statue builders, 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.