BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS

By Tomoko KANA

HORIZON FEATURES CO., LTD. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009

“Beautiful Islands” -The Three Sinking Livings. It is a calm yet powerful documentary, portraying three beautiful islands (Venice In Italy, Tuvalu in the South pacific and Shishmaref in Alaska) and its people and unique and rich cultural heritages that are shaken by climate change.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN, ITALY, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomoko KANA
    • Producer(s)
    • Hirokazu KORE-EDA, Tomoko KANA (Horizon Features)
    • Synopsis
    • This movie looks at three beautiful islands, shaken by climate change.
      Tuvalu in the South Pacific, Venice in Italy and Shishmaref in Alaska. The islands all have different climates and cultures but the people all love their native lands. The filming, which took three years, focused on their daily lives. It portrays festivals that foster ties among the people, traditional crafts which have been passed on for generations and peaceful lives by the water. They are all disappearing by climate change.
      When these people lose their homelands, their cultures and histories face “death.” Their lives in the midst of all the changes suggest where our future leads to.
      I purposely decided not to put any narration or music in this film. It is a two-hour trip around the world, listening to the sounds of waters and winds, accompanied by the children’s smiles. I want you to sharpen your minds and feel what we are going to lose if climate change really hits our earth.
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