Indie Lens Pop-Up: Eating Up Easter

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Eating Up Easter

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Threatened by climate change and globalization, remote Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. 

This event has been CANCELLED.

Due to concerns around the coronavirus, we have cancelled this screening, but we hope to reschedule it. More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu gives voice to his fellow islanders, who struggle to balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges. Join WXXI on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre for this FREE Indie Pop-Up series presentation of Eating Up Easter. A panel discussion will follow. Panelists TBA.

Eating Up Easter - Trailer from Sergio M. Rapu on Vimeo.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. 

Presented by ITVS.  Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts