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What if your country was swallowed by the sea?
We have teamed up with the Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF) to sponsor this film! On October 19th, EOFF will host the screening of Anote’s Ark - a film with powerful lessons we must heed. If not, their fate will be our fate. There will also be a panel discussion to follow the film with members from the community of Pacific Islanders here in Union County, the Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition, and from Oregon Rural Action, will follow on stage. Voices are rising to answer the call for action. Yours may be the next one to be heard.
We hope to see you at the Granada Theater on 10/19 @ 2 pm to watch this important film!
Below is the link to the EOFF website, where you can watch the trailer to this moving film and find out how to get tickets or a pass to join us!
Brief film synopsis:
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.
While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbor overseas.
Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.