Ka Mua Ka Muri
KARIN WILLIAMS, New Zealand
The film follows a boy across time: from settlement of the island by Polynesian explorers, to the European impact during the missionary period in the 19th Century, to recent history when the international airport was built by the American military during World War II, through the current tourist era, projecting into the future where the island’s ecosystem has been destroyed and turning back into the past again.
He is both participant and observer, living his life and standing outside his own time to watch as human forces create rapid destruction in one short life- time. Ultimately the film is a call to action, urging everyone to take immediate steps to save this precious ecosystem before it is lost forever.
Born in Aotearoa, Cook Island. She lives and works in New Zealand, in broadcast jour- nalism. Her first independent documentary film project was funded by Pacific Islan- ders in Communications in 1996. Other PIC funded projects include:
«Skin Stories» (2003) – PBS special on traditional tattoo of the Pacific Islands
«The Meaning of Food» (2004) – PBS documentary series on food and cultures «Fixing Juvie Justice » (2013) – PBS special produced with National Geographic about juvenile justice initiatives in New Zealand and Baltimore.
Her films have screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival («The Voyage Home», «Mou Piri: A Rarotongan Love Song») and at festivals around the world.