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Source:  The New York Times

Easter Island is often described as “mysterious” and “mystical.”

That outsider perspective is reflected in archival TV segments included in “Eating Up Easter,” a documentary about the very real, terrestrial, socio-economic concerns of the island locally known as Rapa Nui, which sits in the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles from Chile.

While its megalithic moai statues have made Rapa Nui a vacation attraction, the film provides a more microcosmic insight from residents, who talk about how tourism and modernization are ruining their ancestral land.

“Eating Up Easter” is available now on Music Box Films.

Read the story at The New York Times.


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