Sun Come Up Film Screening and Discussion

Oct 29, 2015
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Katz Auditorium

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. 

Penn State faculty Lara Fowler (Law and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment) and Sinfree Makoni (Applied Linguistics and African Studies) along with visiting professor Richard Mbih (African Studies) will lead the panel discussion. Sophia McClennen, director of CGS and associate director of SIA, will moderate the discussion.

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