I was ambivalent about the effects of climate change. However, having seen it first hand, it’s clear to me, there is something changing in the Pacific. We heard stories of rising sea levels, salt water intrusion, temperature increases and extreme weather events – all placing pressure on the people of the Solomon Islands. If we don’t lend a hand now, then we may find waves of displaced people leaving their homes as climate refugees looking for safety elsewhere.
In the time since then, I have continued to push this project to be all it can be. It has been a labour of love, but the story is important. It is important because if it were me and I was living in the Solomon Islands, I’d be grateful for any support that came from bigger more affluent countries. It’s the least we can do – after all, they are our brothers and sisters.
FIFO Tahiti and Paris (Winner Okeanos Prix)
Asia Pacific International Film Festival, Indonesia
Dauville Green Awards, France
Anuu-ru Aboro Film Festival, New Caledonia
Chandler International Film Festival, USA (Jan 2018)