There Once Was an Island - Te Henua E Nnoho | KCET
There Once Was an Island - Te Henua E Nnoho
"There Once Was an Island" tells the story of a Pacific Island community fighting to preserve what really matters in the face of rising tides. Takuu Atoll is an idyllic home to people who maintain a 1,200-year-old culture and language. The island is disintegrating and when scientists arrive to investigate, residents realize that their attempts to preserve the coral atoll are making the situation worse. With limited means of communication or outside support, the people of Takuu must make the heart-wrenching decision of whether to risk their safety and remain on their beloved island, or become environmental refugees and begin new lives in neighboring, but foreign, Papua New Guinea.
In the 1980's an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it's also a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the hopes and dreams of the surfers, and how surfing has led to societal changes in a male dominated culture.
Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero perform an array of original compositions and island standards. The brothers also reflect on their childhood, illustrious careers, and Hawaiian music from the past to the present.