06-24 November 2019

OUR ATOLL SPEAKS: KO TALATALA MAI TO MATOU WENUA

OUR ATOLL SPEAKS: KO TALATALA MAI TO MATOU WENUA

Our Atoll Speaks: Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua

Pacific Showcase
Gemma Cubero Del Barrio

United States, Cook Islands

2019 / 14’ / World Premiere / English

Short film

OUR ATOLL SPEAKS: KO TALATALA MAI TO MATOU WENUA
OUR ATOLL SPEAKS: KO TALATALA MAI TO MATOU WENUA

Our Atoll Speaks (Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua) is a short film meditation on the environmental knowledge of the people of Pukapuka/Nassau, an atoll in the Northern Group of the Cook Islands. This short documentary is a communal film poem from the perspective of her people. Climate change disaster is the biggest threat to our oceans, islands, diversity, and sustainable future. Indigenous climate knowledge and conservation practices developed over thousands of years have something to teach. When we know our environment, we know how to conserve and adapt to it. A communal poem developed from interviews with Pukapukans from 2015-2017 interweaves with stunning images of the transluscent seas, frigate birds, spear fishing, and taro patches. This communal poem provides a visual metaphor for indigenous climate knowledge.

Screenings
Monday 11 20:00 - 22:17Regal Dole Cannery 18
Tuesday 12 15:00 - 17:17Regal Dole Cannery 14
DirectorGemma Cubero Del Barrio.
ScreenplayFlorence Ngatokorua “Johnny” Tiane Frisbie, Amelia Rachel Hokuleʻa Borofsky and Gemma Cubero Del Barrio.
CinematographerKolee Tinga.
EditorKyung Lee.
Music Pukapukan Anthem.
SoundPhil Perkins.

Producer....Gemma Cubero del Barrio

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