Eating Up Easter

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Haka Puai te Kainga
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Documentary
Minnesota Made Documentary Feature Competition
Spotlight: Disruption
Tags:Indigenous Peoples
Environmental
Minnesota Made
Human Rights
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Advocacy
Activism
Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:76 min
Country/Region:USA
Chile
Language:English
Spanish
Rapanui
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Mara Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/300867751
Cast/Crew
Director:Sergio M. Rapu
Executive Producer:Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Leanne K. Ferrer
Producer:Sergio M. Rapu
Elena G.K. Rapu
Cinematographer:Jeff Saunders
Screenwriter:Elena G.K. Rapu
Editor:Liz Kaar
Principal Cast:Ida "Piru" Huke
Sergio Rapu Haoa
Mahani Teave
Renrique Icka

Description

Director Sergio M. Rapu Attending!

Twin Cities filmmaker Sergio M. Rapu sets his gaze on his homeland in Eating Up Easter, where the Rapanui community faces an environmental collapse due to overwhelming tourism and industrial progress. Rapu himself serves as a narrator, describing to his son the depth of Easter Island's plight and the dilemma of the people who live there. Struggling to keep up with a land that refuses to slow down, the film features other locals making the best of an impossible situation: an ecologist who attempts to temper the rising waste crisis that affects both the island and the shores that surround it, a pair of musicians trying to establish a free music school that may help to preserve cultural traditions, and finally, Rapu's father, the island's former Governor, who is caught between responsibility to generations of culture and the ever-growing demands of industry.

Director Biography

Sergio M. Rapu

Filmmaker Sergio M. Rapu is originally from Easter Island, now lives in the Twin Cities, and has worked in the industry for nearly two decades. Along with Eating Up Easter, he has worked for several television programs such as the History Channel, The Travel Channel and National Geographic.


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