Sun Come Up (2011)

  • Director/Producer: Jennifer Redfearn
Website:
http://www.suncomeup.com
Film Length:
39 minutes
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Sun Come Up is an Academy Award nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the worlds first environmental refugees.When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. Sun Come Up follows a group of young islanders as they search for land and build relationships in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean.

The Film Campaign

Sun Come Up provokes discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe.Sun Come Up was made with generous support from Chicken and Egg Pictures, the Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Fork Films, Uncommon Pictures and individual donations from family and friends.

Recommended by educators as a valuable teaching companion for courses in:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental and International law
  • Human Rights
  • Anthropology
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Multicultural Studies
  • International Relations

Issue: Environment, Human Rights, Race & Ethnicity

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How can I help the Carteret Islanders?

Oxfam New Zealand is providing water and sanitation at the first relocation site for the Carteret Islanders in Bougainville. You can support their work by making a donation online here:

https://www.oxfam.org.nz/_payment/donations.asp?code=26CC4D753F4E0A9D

What can I do to reduce my greenhouse gas emissions?

The EPA has a clear 9-step guide that you can use to make changes in your home to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/home.html

You can also join people around the globe who are cutting their emissions by 10 percent with the group 10:10

http://www.1010global.org

Make the transition in your neighborhood to becoming a low-energy community with transition towns

http://www.transitionnetwork.org

Where can I learn more about climate change and rising sea levels?

Council on Foreign Relations Crisis Guide: Climate Change

http://www.cfr.org/climate-change/crisis-guide-climate-change/p17088

NASA, Global Climate Change

http://climate.nasa.gov/

UN Foundation, Climate & Energy

http://www.unfoundation.org/global-issues/climate-and-energy/

Natural Resources Defense Council

http://www.nrdc.org/default.asp

Islands First

http://www.islandsfirst.org

Event Name Date City State   Location Status
Sun Come Up screening Aug 14, 2013 Romeoville IL United States Saint Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center Complete
Sun Come Up screening Aug 14, 2013 Romeoville IL United States Saint Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center Complete
When Climate Change Hits Home Feb 09, 2013 Owego NY United States Owego United Methodist Church Hall Complete
When Climate Change Hits Home Feb 09, 2013 Owego NY United States Owego United Methodist Church Hall Complete

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