2012-12-13 / Island Life

Climate change movie is showing Thursday

UTMSI Visitors Center

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) Green Team will hold a public showing of an Academy Award-nominated film with an environmental message Thursday, Dec. 13.

“Sun Come Up,” will be screened at 7 p.m. at the UTMSI Visitors Center. Admission is free.

UTMSI provided the following synopsis for the movie:

“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.”

The UTMSI Green Team is a volunteer-based group that was established in 2008. It provides faculty, staff and students at UTMSI with the opportunity to discuss environmental issues that affect their department, building/ grounds and nearby community. The team works to develop solutions to problems that will result in a more eco-friendly and sustainable environment.

“Sun Come Up is the second of two environmentally oriented films the team is showing this month. The first, called “Bag It,” was shown Dec. 6.

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