By Tomoko KANA


Documentary - Post-Production 2013

“Our island is sinking! “ The thirty six dancers and singers from south pacific atolls of Tuvalu, Kiribati and Tokelau get on their feet and sail away to the fourteen city, cross- country U.S. Tour to bring human faces to the threat of climate change.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Tomoko KANA
    • Producer(s)
    • Judy MITOMA (Foundations for World Arts), Mari MUKAI (Horizon Features)
    • Synopsis
    • The same name tour “Water is Rising” successfully brought together a compelling set of emotions and ideas that alters the audiences perspective of the world. Heartfelt, joyful, and perfectly synchronous songs and dances speak of their love and pride of their homeland, yet they live in the age of climate change and global warming.
      The film went along the tour from West to East, capturing the significance of the tour as well as challenges of islanders’ first encounter of America, and off stage drama that enriched their journey. Their ancestors survived voyages across the pacific, now is the time that their courage and faith in God protect them from this civilizations greatest challenges.
    • Production schedule
    • Translating 11/2012
      Offline Editing (Final Cut) 12/2013
      Online Editing & MA (Studio) 2/2013
      Completion Summer 2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2011