Eating Up Easter

Eating Up Easter

Directed by Sergio M. Rapu

Tourists flock to the remote shores of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, for a taste of the exotic and to walk amongst the iconic ancient statues. But with the tourists come environmental and cultural erosion. Filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the dilemma his people are facing in the intertwined history of the island in the stories of four islanders. Together they reveal the reality of modern life and how they are preserving their culture and environment amidst rapid development.

The people of Easter Island fight to preserve their culture and beloved environment against a backdrop of a modernizing society and a booming tourism trade.

Cast: Mama Piru