CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. Sergio Mata’u Rapu and Elena Rapu / 2018 / 70 min/
The iconic statues and sensationalized “mysteries” of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) have drawn the interest of the world for centuries, attracting curious visitors to its shores. Today, this tiny, barren island is experiencing an economic boon as tourism skyrockets. Yet the indigenous culture and the island’s fragile environment are suffering. In their own voices, these Rapanui reveal the reality of modern life and the actions they are taking to preserve their culture and environment amidst rapid development. “Eating Up Easter” reveals and suggests ways forward in tackling the universal complexities of balancing growth and sustainability faced by local communities worldwide.
TAKE ACTION: It’s the Power of WE…VOTE in this November’s 2020 general election! At this screening you will be invited to take action with community partners. Flex your citizen muscles and take action for your community and our planet.
Stay after the virtual screening for the discussion with panelists. Plant Chicago’s Executive Director Jonathan Pereira will be moderating the discussion.
Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $8.