EVERY KING TIDE

By Aaron FA’AOSO, Craig DEEKER

BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

VR - AR - Completed 2018

In the Torres Strait, between the northern tip of mainland Australia, and the most southern cape of Papua New Guinea, the tiny coral cay of Poruma Island and its 200
inhabitants, is slowly being eroded and swallowed by the sea.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • VR - AR, Social issues, Environmental
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Duration
    • 10 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aaron FA’AOSO, Craig DEEKER
    • Producer(s)
    • Greer SIMPKIN (BUNYA PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD), Craig DEEKER, Tanith GLYNN-MALONEY, David JOWSEY (BUNYA PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD)
    • Synopsis
    • In the Torres Strait, between the northern tip of mainland Australia, and the most southern cape of Papua New Guinea, the tiny coral cay of Poruma Island and its 200 inhabitants, is slowly being eroded and swallowed by the sea.

      The island of Poruma (also known as Coconut Island) is one of Australia’s first victims of climate change. As sea levels rise, and temperatures increase, the people of Poruma, along with the people living on other low-lying islands in the Torres Straits, are at risk of losing their homes, their livelihoods, their fresh water, their culture, and their connection to history to the fast encroaching sea.

      Much of mainland Australia is unaware of how climate change is already impacting the low-lying islands of the Torres Strait. Many of us are more familiar with the impact it’s having on multi-million dollar properties on Sydney’s northern beaches, or remote Pacific Island nations.

      Every King Tide is a unique virtual reality project that combines stories from the people of Poruma with state of the art 3D maps and animated artwork from acclaimed Torres Strait Islander artist, Laurie Nona, to provide an immersive experience that highlights the precarious future for the people of Poruma.

      Every King Tide illustrates what is at stake for the people of Poruma – their homes, their way of life, culture, customs, language and history.

      Screening at Byron Bay Film Festival/Collective Reality's 'Australian Immersion' session at Next 2018 Sat 12 2pm.
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