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Eating Up Easter | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up
Eating Up Easter

FREE - Tue., May 26 at 8 p.m. on OVEE | View a special virtual screening and join the conversation on the local solutions to global climate challenges. REGISTER HERE

You're invited to join WKAR and Indie Lens Pop-Up for a virtual screening, featuring Eating Up Easter. Directed by filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up Easter explores the challenges Easter Island faces, and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and environment.

Eating Up Easter| Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. on OVEE. 

The evening begins with a full screening of the film and continues featuring a live stream Q&A and community-led breakout discussions on topics such as responsible tourism, the National Parks, environmental sustainability in New Jersey, and more.


The event is free, but registration is required | REGISTER HERE

Virtual screening on OVEE.

More than just a picture-perfect postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up Easter explores the challenges his people are facing, and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and a beloved environment against a backdrop of a modernizing society and a booming tourism trade. Crafted as a story passed down to his newborn son, Rapu intertwines the authentic history of the island with the stories of four islanders, crafting a moving portrait of a society striving to keep step with the rest of the world while maintaining its own unique identity, and asking the next generation, "what will be left for you?"

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

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