Thursday, February 17, 2011

The lands being slowly washed away

"Sun Come Up" — In the opening moments, an interviewer asks a group from the Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea, "Will your island sink first or will everyone die of hunger?" The lands in question are being slowly washed away due to sea-level rises that many associate with climate change. The traveling group of young people from the islands has no negotiating experience and nothing to bargain with anyway, yet must make the arduous journey to persuade locals in neighboring Bougainville — still recovering from a civil war — to surrender land for the relocation of thousands.

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