Matthias von Gunten / Switzerland / 2014 / 96 mins / English, Inuktitut, Tuvaluan with English subtitles / Documentary
Matthias von Gunten’s ThuleTuvalu is a portrait of two islands half a world apart, both damaged by global warming. In the far north of Greenland lies Thule, where the ice is melting at a rate that endangers livelihood and cultural traditions. Tuvalu, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, faces rising sea levels that threaten to drown an entire population and way of life. Despite their separation, the film illustrates their entwined fate, and the irrevocable and inevitable fracture to these people’s lives that climate change has inflicted.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.