Eating up Easter
Sergio Mata’u Rapu | Documentary Feature
Spanish/Rapa Nui | United States/Chile| 2018 | 76 min
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:00am
Eating Up Easter
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Struggling with how to balance cultural tradition and modernity, a filmmaker couple returns to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), with their young son. Amidst the beautiful landscape, they question the community on how to preserve their language, culture and land in an ever-growing tourism hot spot.
Native Rapanui Producer/Director Sergio Mata’u Rapu has spent the last 15 years
producing documentaries specials and series that have aired on History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, and PBS. As one of the only native Rapanui working in production in an English speaking country, he seeks to foster Indigenous producers throughout the West. Through his work, Sergio aims to show the complexity of life through thought-provoking media in order to inspire resolutions to social, economic, and environmental conflicts.