Sun Come Up is an Academy Award(r) nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world's first environmental refugees.
When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. Sun Come Up follows a group of young islanders as they search for land in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean. Sun Come Up provokes discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe.
"Sun Come Up is a lovely, moving, and valuable report on the environmental and social consequences of the global warming. People in America who still doubt the reality, let alone the cost, of global warming should be required to watch this film, and all students, teachers, and members of the public would be benefit from seeing it." - Anthropology Review Database- David Eller
Academy Award(r) Nominee - Best Documentary Short, 2011
US Broadcast - HBO Documentary Films, 2011
IDA DocuWeeks -Theatrical Showcase ,2010
Winner - Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Festival, 2010
Winner - Golden Cine Best of Festival, Montana Cine Festival, 2010
Winner - Best Cultural/Human Interest Film, Flagstaff Mountain Festival, 2010
Special Mention - Cinemambiente, Italy, 2010
Official selection - Full Frame, 2010
Official selection - Camerimage, 2010
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