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More than just a picture-perfect postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, EATING UP EASTER explores the challenges his people are facing, and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and a beloved environment against a backdrop of a modernizing society and a booming tourism trade. Crafted as a story passed down to his newborn son, Rapu intertwines the authentic history of the island with the stories of four islanders, displaying a moving portrait of a society striving to keep step with the rest of the world while maintaining its own unique identity, and asking the next generation, "what will be left for you?" 

This film played at the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    76 minutes
  • Language
    English, Rapanui, Spanish
  • Country
    Chile, USA
  • Director
    Sergio M. Rapu
  • Screenwriter
    Elena Rapu Kouneski
  • Producer
    Sergio M. Rapu, Elena Rapu Kouneski
  • Executive Producer
    Leanne K. Ferrer, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg
  • Editor
    Liz Kaar