Rapa Nui (1994)

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Alternative titles

  • Easter Island Project Alternative
  • Rapa Nui: The Centre of the World Alternative

Synopsis

Set in the 18th century and based on the discovery of the Easter Island statues. Forty years before the Europeans discovered the Easter Islands (in 1722) the island's inhabitants were divided between the ruling Long Ear nobility and the enslaved Short Ears. Every year a contest is held among the Long Ear clans to decide who will rule for the coming year. The contest consists of a dangerous race to obtain a sea bird's egg from a neighbouring island. One of the young Long Ear competitors begins an illicit affair with a Short Ear girl.

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