Kiribati is a small country, a small group of low-lying islands in the central Pacific threatened by the rising tides as a result of climate change. This documentary focuses on Maria Tiimon, a Kiribati woman who lives in Australia and is active in pursuing action from the world community to change policies and attitudes to save her country and other countries in the same position. Over the course of filming, Kiribati’s seawalls continued to be under siege by the waves and the final scenes of a town during the annual king tide, saw the water invading further into people’s homes than previously. We are left to wonder what will happen not only to the people of these countries, but to their culture and history. In English and Kiribati with English subtitles. Directed, produced and written by Tom Zubrycki.

The Hungry Tide

2011 AU 88 min
Festival Year: 2012
Topic: Climate Change, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living