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The Hungry Tide
The Hungry Tide
A personal story about about a Pacific nation on the front line of climate change. The central Pacific nation of Kiribati is one of the countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change. Sea level rise and increasing salinity are threatening the lives of 105,000 people spread over 33 atolls in this remote corner of the Pacific. It's the same ocean, which for generations has sustained the country that is now the source of its destruction. Maria Tiimon, originally from Kiribati, now lives in Sydney, where she works for an NGO raising awareness of climate change issues in the Pacific to schools and community groups. Her spiritual home however is the small Kiribati atoll of Beru. This is where her father lives, a proud village elder, whom Maria idolizes. The family relies a lot on Maria to help them out financially, as does her brother and his 8 kids living on the overcrowded main atoll of Tarawa. Maria has to balance these many pressures with her important work of taking her sinking nation's message to the world.

Running Time: 90 mins

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