The Land of Eb
A tender and personal look at a forgotten Hawaiian community of Marshall Islands natives who still struggle to recover from the nuclear age, reminding us of the consequences and lasting effects of the atom bomb.
May 28, 2013
|9:00 PM||Harvard Exit||Date has passed|
June 2, 2013
|8:30 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
A tender and personal look at a forgotten community in Hawaii made up of people from the Marshal Islands who still struggle to recover from the nuclear age. From 1946 to 1958, the U.S. tested 67 nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands. Many Marshallese moved and took refuge in the nearby Hawaiian Islands. In this rare look at a fragmented community, we meet the admirable Joseph, a family man in Kono who is a bit of an amateur cameraman. Unfortunately he's sick, which he keeps to himself. He just wants to provide his family with a little security before he dies, and so works any job he can get, mostly manual work like mowing lawns or picking coffee. Not being able to communicate his feelings to his loved ones, he finally turns his camera on himself and records the story of his people, the Marshallese. The Land of Eb offers a unique view of a Hawaii that we don't usually see—a land of volcanic rock, refugees, and a place where some will never feel at peace. The film comes full circle to remind us of the consequences and lasting effects of our nuclear age.
Andrew Williamson worked with an international team of filmmakers in Kona, HI, producing short and feature-length projects. The Land of Eb is his feature debut.
Sponsored in part by Snoqualmie Tobacco Company & Liquor Store
|Principal Cast:||Jonithen Jackson, Rojel Jonithen, Jeff Nashion, Tarke Jonithen, Kodo Miyaoka|
|Country:||Marshall Islands, USA|
|Running Time:||88 minutes|
|Producer:||Andrew Williamson, John Hill, Jonithen Jackson|
|Screenplay:||John Hill, Andrew Williamson|
|Editors:||Andrew Williamson, Josh Martin|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|