This documentary by Aurora Brachman and Bradley King (25 min) explores the thoughts and feelings of a group of high school seniors who are likely to be the last generation to grow up in Kiribati because of climate change:
The description of the project behind this production:
“Climate change is not a distant threat, it is affecting real people right now. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has a population of 110,000 people and sits at just 3 meters above sea level. Due to rising sea levels as a consequence of climate change, the entire country is projected to be under water in as little as 30 to 50 years. This film explores the thoughts and feelings of a group of high school seniors who are likely to be the last generation of youth to grow up in their country.
This film is a precursor to a larger project called “Kiribati Voices” which over the next year will be producing portraits of Kiribati people in an effort to create mutual understanding between the Kiribati people and the rest of the world. Kiribati is not just a statistic or a headline, it has been home to hundreds of thousands of people for thousands of years and with its loss comes the destruction of a peoples history, culture, and way of life. Kiribati is a beautiful, complex and vibrant country and it is critical we come to understand the Kiribati people. They will soon become our neighbors as they are forced to flee their country as some of the worlds first climate refugees.”
Via: Kiribati Voices