Films. Information on ordering and price can be obtained from < http://www.wavecrestfilms.com> Tuvalu has come to epitomize the approaching environmental catastrophe of worldwide climate change and sea-level rise. This is a somewhat ironic fact, since its population of under twelve thousand is dwarfed by the millions of other people who also stand to be displaced from their homelands in the next century. Nonetheless, Tuvalu's iconic role as "poster child" for encroaching global disaster is well established by the five films reviewed here, all of which have been produced in the last five years. A steady stream of newspaper stories and magazine articles has also depicted the "sinking," "drowning," or "disappearing" of Tuvalu under "rising waters." (A slightly earlier film, Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands , focused particularly on Sämoa, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands, and was reviewed by John Hay in The Contemporary Pacific 14:291293.) Media attraction to Tuvalu as an appealing victim of global warming is understandable. Composed of nine atolls and reef islands, Tuvalu has a land area of just twenty-six square kilometers (the fourth smallest country in the world, about half the size of Manhattan Island) and a resident
The Contemporary Pacific – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Jan 17, 2007
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