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This film is sponsored by The Campbell Foundation.

The Outdoor/Environmental Features Competition is sponsored by NewSun Energy.

Our Atoll Speaks (Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua) is an award winning short film meditation on the environmental knowledge of the people of Pukapuka/Nassau, an atoll in the Northern Group of the Cook Islands. This short documentary is a communal film poem from the perspective of her people.

About The Director:

Gemma Cubero del Barrio is a Spanish/American documentary director and producer. For the last 20 years she has gained a breadth of experience producing documentary films and original programming. In 2006, she founded Talcual Films. Her films have been supported by institutions such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Point of View (P.O.V.), Latino Public Broadcasting, Women Make Movies, Kickstarter, The San Francisco Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, the United Nations Global Environment Fund and The Redford Center. Gemma received the 2008 Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award for Documentary from the Tribeca Film Institute. She has been nominated for the United States Artists Fellowship, the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award, and the Chicken and Egg Breakthrough Filmmakers Award.

  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Language
    English and some Pukapukan with English Subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Central Oregon Premiere (South of Portland and east of the Cascades), Oregon Premiere, Northwest Premiere (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana), West Coast Premiere, The film showed at the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Ocean International Film Festival in San Francisco that was a virtual festival in 2020. So excited to come to Bend~
  • Director
    Gemma Cubero del Barrio