ISABEL  BURR   RATY

NUA RAPA NUI

Easter Island - the navel of the Earth

Creative documentary

Supported by MEDIA FUND CREATIVE EUROPE

Written & directed by Isabel Burr Raty

This film travels into core of Easter Island beyond the postcard image that we know.

Through the eyes of Marisol, a prominent local leader, we meet the colonial history of the indigenous native people, the Rapa Nui, descendants of those that constructed the mysterious gigantic stone totems.

 

Despite countless episodes of foreign “exploration” that began in 1722, when the island was discovered by a Dutch Captain, this community has maintained a millenary knowledge alive. Consequently, ancestral principals fuel the Rapa Nui resistance and Marisol has to follow the orders of the ocean spirits. They ask her get rid of the foreign Chilean administration and to protect their heritage from an invasive tourism. From occupying the luxurious German hotel, build on top of her tribe’s land, and losing it all to this fight, to regaining the administration of sacred sites, Marisol travels to the UN with only one goal in mind: win the autonomy of her people back and liberate the Navel of the Earth.

 

With the support of

Media Fund – Creative Europe

Direction & script

Isabel Burr Raty

Produced by

Warner Docs (Denmark)

Camera

Antonio Quercia, Ivan Marinovich, Isabel Burr Raty

 

Sponsorship
Indigenous People’s Issues & Resources / Chile’s Human Rights National Institute / The Territorial Assembly of Rapa Nui Clans of Easter Island / Observatorio Ciudadano / Native and Rural Women National Association / Chilean Polinesia

Historical Consultant Marcos Moncada

IN  LATE DEVELOPMENT / EARLY PRODUCTION

90 min

HD

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