If you follow the heated blowback on climate change roiling the airwaves, you’d think this is an issue with some uncertainty involved. Sure, you could allay those doubts with actual science, or you could listen to the Carteret Islanders of the South Pacific, who are evacuating their longtime home on a tiny island because of rising seas. Sun Comes Up chronicles the difficult plight as these people are forced to go hat in hand to the mainland to ask for land upon which to relocate their village. The tale takes on the tragic overtones of Paradise Lost as a world of pure-and-simple delights is poised for extinction.
- Jennifer Redfearn