Environmental refugees in the Pacific

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.

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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.

Work area: 
Social Policy
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