Riding a motorbike on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Where Are They Now?

May 21, 2020

The Island, the Tourist, and the Pandemic

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

By Sergio Rapu Don’t you wish you were living out the pandemic on a beautiful secluded island right about now? What I have learned is that, though enjoyable in the…...

Mama Piru, in Rapa Nui recycling facility
Test Your Knowledge

May 21, 2020

How Much Do You Know About Recycling? ♻️A Biodegradable Quiz

Independent Lens in Test Your Knowledge

How much do you know about where our waste goes? From cigarette butts to banana peels to plastics, test your expertise on recycling and learn some possibly shocking stats. This…...

Enrique and members of Toki Music School building with recyclable materials. From Eating Up Easter.

May 20, 2020

Filmmakers Show the World the Real Easter Island, a Wakeup Call with Hope

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Sergio Mata'u Rapu has spent the last 15 years shooting and producing documentaries that have aired on History Channel, Travel Channel, National Geographic, and NOVA. Based in Minnesota, a very…...

Beach cleanup under way on Rapa Nui while the famous statues loom in background
Beyond the Films

May 12, 2020

Rapa Nui and Other Fragile Lands Rally Against Tourism Pollution

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

By Satu Runa In a story that begins with a heartfelt message to their infant son about the unique character of his ancestral home Rapa Nui (also known as Easter…...