Join us on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8pm for a special Indie Lens Pop-Up online screening of Eating Up Easter featuring a talkback with filmmakers Sergio Mata’u Rapu and Elena Rapu, film subject and classical pianist Mahani Teave, and United Nations Association of the USA Executive Director Rachel Bowen Pittman. Afterwards, join RiverRun’s Jane McKim for a post-screening Zoom discussion on reducing, reusing, and recycling in our community with Drew Hinkle, Assistant County Manager of Yadkin County. Drew manages the recycling program for Yadkin County. The Talk Back will begin at 9:30pm, immediately following the screening.

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About the film: Threatened by climate change and globalization, tiny Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up Easter explores the challenges Rapa Nui faces, and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and environment against a modernizing society and booming tourism trade.

What might we learn from Rapa Nui, as we confront this uniquely global problem? How can we collectively support one another, our communities, and our earth?

This event is hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up in collaboration with RiverRun, Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Basin PBS, Charitable Film Network, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Global Peace Film Festival, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kansas City Public Library, KIXE, KMOS-TV,  MontanaPBS, National Conference for Community & Justice, New Hampshire PBS, Panhandle PBS, PBS Hawai‘i, Pickford Film Center, The Puffin Foundation, Red River Theatres, Teaneck International Film Festival, United Nations Association of the USA, WCTE, WKAR, and WSIU Public Broadcasting.

With support from ITVS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kartemquin Films, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), Plastic Oceans International, and PBS. RSVP to watch Eating Up Easter from the comfort and safety of your home.

RiverRun’s Indie Lens Pop-Up, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.