Environmental refugees in the Pacific

24 May 2010 | News story

There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Noho documents the plight of the people of Takuu.  One of the first films to record a community evacuating their home because of climate change.

The island of Takuu is sinking. The people there say that rising sea levels are making life impossible. Soon the small Polynesian community will have to relocate to under-resourced Bouganville 250 Km to the South West in Melanesia.