Paradise Drowned: Tuvalu: The Disappearing Nation
Tuvalu has the dubious distinction of being the world’s most endangered country, a Pacific Island paradise suffering from the effects of rising sea levels caused by global-warming.
Does Tuvalu have a future? Is the rest of the world powerless to help the first victims of a global affliction? In Paradise Drowned we follow a nation’s plight against the sea.
For at least 2000 years Tuvalu has managed to sustain a Polynesian population, but it is now heavily reliant on imported food and water supplies. This is their story told in the first person through the eyes of a young Tuvalu woman, Mileta Falavi. This film is her story as she follows her nation’s plight against the sea and the changing weather patterns.
Does her nation have a future? Is the rest of the world powerless to help the first victims of our global affliction?
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NTSC Widescreen 16:9 - Total Running Time: 51-minutes