A Word to the Wise
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Stunning photography highlights a view of the Solomon Islands and its inhabitants who are forced to confront the dangerous compromises they make in the name of progress that threaten their idyllic landscape and culture.
- Sterling Hedgepeth MVFF 2018
This documentary introduces us to Douglas Lui Fo’oa, a husband and father from the Solomon Islands, one of the most remote places on Earth. He is our guide and as he shares his wisdom with us, we travel around some of the Islands’ amazing locations, slowly understanding the almost idyllic qualities of this archipelago and its people. Douglas tells us about the country’s origins, the role of cannibalism in tribal wars and the spiritual power of sharks and other animals. The respect for nature and the environment that his community promotes as a means to achieve happiness and a peaceful existence is a reminder of how complex issues can be so simply expressed. The result is a portrait of someone who seems to effortlessly understand the meaning of life.
Directed by J. Esgleas Marroi
Produced by Gangway Media
2017 | 27 mins | SDH Subtitles