|Location:||Easter Island / Rapa Nui|
|Subject:||Ethnology Easter Island; Easter Island Civilization|
|Format:||1/2 inch VHS, DVD|
|Director:||Philip A. Wilson|
|Producer:||Phyllis Paul, Philip A. Wilson|
|Library Code:||UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 16936; UHM AV/C DVD 10169|
|Description:||On Easter Island (Rapa Nui) with the brooding moai (stone statues) looking on, the past is the present. Today's residents live with the knowledge that centuries ago the island's inhabitants completely depleted their resources and perished -- a stern lesson for all the earth's population. Through personal interviews with the governor, mayor, linguistic experts, a cultural guru, and crafts people, this documentary takes a look at how the population of this small, isolated island struggles to strike a delicate balance of being a member of the global community while preserving ancient traditions.|
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