After four trips to the island and 5 years of working nights and weekends on the film, filmmakers Sergio Rapu and Elena Rapu are in the process of finalizing the film––an expensive process to bring the footage and sound of the film to its highest quality possible before submitting to festivals and broadcasters.
Eating Up Easter follows members of the native Rapanui community on Easter Island as they battle the globalizing effects of a booming tourism industry. Previous films have often sensationalized the "mysteries" of this remote Pacific island, known for its moai, massive stone statues. In contrast, this documentary provides an intimate look at the actions of the Rapanui from a native filmmaker's perspective as they come face to face with the consequences of their rapidly developing island.
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