Sun Come Up

Description: Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the world’s first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders – a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home. The film follows relocation leader, Ursula Rakova, and a group of young islanders led by Nick Hakata as they search for land in war-torn Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea 50 miles across the open ocean. But many Bougainvilleans remain traumatized by the “Crisis” as the civil war is known locally. Nick Hakata and his fellow islanders meet a few sympathetic locals, but will the Bougainville communities welcome them to move there?

Director: Jennifer Redfearn
Year: 2011
Length: 38 minutes
Country: USA
Distributor: New Day Films