Local solutions on a sinking paradise, Carterets Islands, Papua New Guinea
In December 2008, the low-lying Carterets Islands were badly damaged by
king tides and violent storm surges. Nicholas Hakata, a local youth
leader and community representative, explains that he and his family
have been surviving on mainly fish and coconuts, and battling the swamp
mosquitoes that have brought malaria.
With the local government's food aid ship coming once or twice a year, the relocation plans are equally as slow. Hungry and unwell, the islanders have set up a relocation team and have begun a series of urgent tasks to move families closer to security.
Made in collaboration with Nicholas Hakata, Tulele Peisa and Ursula Rakmova
Camera/Editor by Luis Patron
Producer/Editor by Citt Williams
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Filmmaker: United Nations University
Producer's Name: Citt Williams
Year of Production: 2009
Country: Papua New Guinea