Free Showing of “Miss South Pacific” Slated April 29
The public is invited to attend a free screening April 29th of “Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea”, a short documentary that addresses climate change and its impact on Pacific Island countries.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m. at the Waimea Theatre, and will include an appearance by the film’s co-writer/producer Teresa Tico.
According to a synopsis, the queens in the film “eloquently and passionately implore judges, spectators, and the world at large to reduce global carbon emission lest their island homes will be lost to rising seas.”
They beg the world to take note of what’s happening on their islands and urge everyone to change their actions so other islands will not be lost.
The event is sponsored by the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women (KCCSW).
“The film is especially significant for Kaua’i’s youth as they will experience the long term effects of climate change on Hawai’i’s fragile ecosystem such as coral bleaching and the reduction of fishing harvests,” said KCCSW Chair Sharon Lasker.
The KCSW is part of the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, which strives to advance the status of women and girls by acting as a catalyst for positive change through advocacy, education, collaboration and program development.
The KCSW meets on the third Wednesday of the month. The next scheduled meeting is on May 17, 5 p.m., Līhu‘e Civic Center, Mo’ikeha Building, Meeting Room 2A/2B.
All KCSW meetings are open to the public.
If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact the Office of Boards and Commissions at 241-4919 or via email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at least five days prior to the event.