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Eating Up Easter By Sertio Mata’u and Elena Rapu

More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu and producer Elena Rapu introduce viewers to artists, ecologists and developers who balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.

Join us on April 22—Earth Day—for this film screening.

6:00 light refreshments
6:30 screening
7:30 discussion moderated by Dr. Lindsay Usher,  ODU assistant professor of Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies.