Environment - Between Sky and Ocean



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.