Sunday, April 15, 2001

Film outlines how
climate affects isles

Star-Bulletin staff

A documentary about the effects of climate change on the Pacific islands will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East-West Center, Keoni Auditorium, Imin Center.

Pacific Islanders in Communications and the center will sponsor a panel discussion after the film, "Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands."

Panel members will include Andrea Torrice, Rising Waters filmmaker; Joe Konno, executive officer, Chuuk Environmental Protection Agency; and Eileen Shea, East-West Center Climate Project coordinator.

Carlyn Tani of Pacific Islanders in Communications will make closing remarks.

Torrice produced the film with the Independent Television Service and Pacific Islanders in Communications. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting funded the project.

The film will be broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m. April 22 on Hawaii Public Television. Other public television stations across the country plan to broadcast the program on Earth Day, April 22.

Pacific Islanders in Communications, based in Honolulu, was created to support and promote programming by and about Pacific islanders for national public television.

The Rising Waters panel discussion is sponsored partly by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

Parking for the free program will be available on the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus for $3.

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