The Hungry Tide (Haley Hughes)

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This documentary is about the Central Pacific nation of Karibati, which is expected to be one of the first countries to disappear due to climate change. The issue is the sea levels are dangerously rising and will eventually, sweep out the entire country. A technique the documentary uses is focusing on one individual by the name of Maria Tiimon. She is an advocate for the rights of pacific islanders and plays a predominate role in helping her people. There are about 105,000 residents in the area who’s homes and lives are at risk because of the climate. The documentary stresses the idea that these people can not afford to go anywhere else, and are not sure of their fate.

Although the documentary does not explain how it is funded, I feel that it does a successful job getting the point across because it frequently shows children, without clothing, in the water. They also show how the majority of the island is under water, which makes it impossible for one to survive for long.

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