Image by Jennifer Redfearn, Carteret Islands, 2008.
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Sun Come Up is the first film by Jennifer Redfern and Tim Metzger, and it's nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary, Short Subject category. It tells the story of the Carteret Islanders, whose South Pacific home is being swallowed up by the sea. Redfern and Metzger followed the islanders, and as they searched for a new community to take them in, the two fell in love. Karen Michel has the story.


Climate change is threatening to displace 2,500 inhabitants of the Carteret Atoll in the South Pacific. Their stories are the main topic explored in the Academy Award®-nominated film Sun Come Up.


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Image by Jennifer Redfearn. Carteret Islands, 2010.
February 24, 2011 /
The D.C. Environmental Film Festival will be showing Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger's Oscar-nominated short documentary at the AED Globe Theater.