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Friday, April 18, 2014

Oscar-nominated film shown this Friday

Sun Come Up is an Academy Award-nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. (Contributed Photo) First Friday Films is showing a new film titled Sun Come Up this Friday, Dec. 7, at 6:30pm at American Memorial Park’s theatre as part of its ongoing monthly film series. In keeping with the holiday spirit, the film shows hardship, compassion, and humanity as diverse communities support and accept one another in the face of adversity.

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 world’s 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.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resources Management, and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations. This particular film is sponsored by CRM. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. For planning purposes, this event will run about 40 minutes.

For more information about First Friday Films, email fffsaipan@gmail.com or check out www.firstfridayfilmssaipan.blogspot.com. (PR)

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