Eating Up Easter

VIRTUAL Indie Lens Pop-Up ~ Eating Up Easter

All Day & Night, May 25 — June 4
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Watch the documentary online, then join a community discussion with the filmmakers, Sergio Mata’u Rapu and Elena Rapu

Our Indie Lens Pop-Up series is going virtual for the rest of the 2019/20 season! Bud Werner Library invites you to watch Eating Up Easter for free, online between May 25 and June 4, then join our community discussion with t he filmmakers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.

Remote Easter Island is being threatened by climate change and globalization, and it provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. 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 the community discussion by signing up here.  If you're signed up, we'll email you Zoom access the morning of our virtual gathering.

Run Time: 

76 minutes
A damning indictment and a call to action – lucid, harrowing and urgent.
The Hollywood Reporter

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit