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Sun Come Up is an Academy Award® nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees.


When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. Sun Come Up follows a group of young islanders as they search for land and build relationships in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean. 


Sun Come Up was made with generous support from Chicken and Egg Pictures, the Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Fork Films, Uncommon Pictures and individual donations from family and friends.


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Academy Award® Nominee 2011
Best Documentary Short

Sun Come Up provokes discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe.