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Climate Change Refugees - free film screening,

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Sara Clark and Christine Murphey ·; · 865 3943, 2998

Location: Bobet Hall, Room 332 (3rd floor, mini-auditorium with theater seating)

Catholic Coalition on Climate Change is sponsoring a nationwide screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary. The film depicts the plight of the inhabitants of the Carteret Islands as they are forced to leave their ancestral homeland due to rising ocean levels.

For more information, please visit  and, or contact Anne Daniell at

Pizza at 6:30pm, movie at 7pm

“Sun Come Up,” is the fascinating account of what may be the first “climate change refugees.” The residents of the Carteret Islands in the South Pacific Ocean have found that rising tidewaters threaten their island’s existence, and have to relocate to an island in Papua New Guinea 50 miles away.

The reception that the refugees get is mixed, with some offering charity and others, still recovering from a 10-year civil war, reluctant to offer land to them. The locations are stunning, and director Jennifer Redfearn captures the moral complexity of the situation, as well as the incredible sadness of the islanders trying to protect their culture as their ancestral home slips into the sea.

This film is shown in conjunction with the Catholic Coalition for Climate Change and is hosted by Anne Daniell, a specialist in eco-theology who teaches for the Department of Religious Studies. The event is also sponsored by the Filmbuffs Program and the Environmental Studies Program at Loyola University New Orleans.

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  • Environment
  • Religious Studies