Between Sky and Ocean

2012, Environment  -   3 Comments
Ratings: 5.94/10 from 18 users.

Kiritimati or Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean raised coral atoll in the northern Line Islands, and part of the Republic of Kiribati.

The island has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world. Christmas Island comprises over 70% of the total land area of Kiribati, a country encompassing 33 Pacific atolls and islands.

Nuclear tests were conducted in the region around Christmas Island by the United Kingdom in the late 1950s, and by the United States in 1962. During these tests islanders were not evacuated.

The documentary investigates a controversial case of military injustice towards the citizens of Kiritimati who were exposed to the radiation from Nuclear Bomb testings conducted in this region on several occasions.

Additionally, the picture explores the complexities of the shortages of food and drinking water that occurred due to dramatically increasing population.

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3 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Claire

    Very confusing, and kind of disorganized. There is no flow of ideas prevalent through out the film. Starts talking about the water quality on Christmas island, then about the population, then about the fish, then about hydrogen bombs. No clear message.

  2. Monika

    How can I see FLOW???

  3. anna miller

    Why would anyone want to drop an atomic bomb on paradise?
    I did not really understand the point of this doc. One citizen said that
    the small Pacific island was not losing coastal area but gaining coast.
    Remarks were made on the population boom. Was this a plug for the nuclear energy industry? A doc. denying global warming and climate change? There seemed to be no point. 27 min.