There Once Was An Island

There Once Was An Island


There Once Was An Island | | | | 80 min

An award-winning documentary exploring the question: what if your community had to decide whether to leave their homeland forever and there was no help available? This is the reality for the culturally unique Polynesian community of Takuu, a tiny low-lying atoll in the South Western Pacific. As a terrifying tidal flood rips through there already damaged home, the Takuu community experiences the devastating effects of climate change first hand.


Audience Award Film Du Groix

Best International Documentary, Rome International Film Festival

Leipziger Award, DOK Leipzig

Best International Documentary, Cinemambiente

Jury Grand Prix, FIFO

Jury Grand Prix, Cinema Planeta