Eating Up Easter Virtual Screening

7:00 p.m. CT


Eating Up Easter Virtual Screening & Talkback (Panel info below)
Shining a Spotlight on Local Solutions to Global Challenges

Threatened by climate change and globalization, tiny Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up Easter explores the challenges Rapa Nui faces and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and environment against a modernizing society and booming tourism trade.

What might we learn from Rapa Nui as we confront this uniquely global problem? How can we collectively support one another, our communities, and our earth?

Come together on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET for a special Indie Lens Pop-Up online screening of Eating Up Easter featuring a talkback with filmmakers Sergio Mata’u Rapu and Elena Rapu and United Nations Association of the USA Executive Director Rachel Pittman. Afterwards, join community-led breakout discussions on topics such as responsible tourism and our national parks.

This event is hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up in collaboration with Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Basin PBS, Charitable Film Network, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Global Peace Film Festival, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kansas City Public Library, KIXE, KMOS-TV, MontanaPBS, New Hampshire PBS, Panhandle PBS, PBS Hawai‘i, Pickford Film Center, The Puffin Foundation, Red River Theatres, RiverRun Films With Class, Teaneck International Film Festival, United Nations Association of the USA, WCTE, and WSIU Public Broadcasting.

Additional support comes from ITVS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kartemquin Films, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and PBS.

RSVP to watch Eating Up Easter from the comfort and safety of your home.


Virtual Panel Q&A

Leanne Ferrer, Executive Director, Pacific Islanders in Communications will be moderating the virtual panel Q&A. They are our wonderful public media partners and have a long history with the film—they have supported the film since its beginning.

In addition to Leanne, the virtual panel will consist of:   

  • Sergio and Elena Rapu, Eating Up Easter filmmakers
  • Rachel Pittman, Executive Director, UNA-USA. She'll be talking about the UNA-USA, how their work ties into what we see in the film (globally and locally in the US), as well as how people can get involved locally
  •  Mahani, Eating Up Easter Film Subject and Musician. She'll be playing a piece at the end of the event and will be answering questions about the school and how to revitalize culture using music, language, and dance