Created as part of the Islands Speak series of gifted Pacific poets joined by indigenous artists to create a visual, moving, digitally enhanced offering in this curated series of ten video poems.

Islands Speak is part of the wider project Mana Moana – Pacific Voices, a collection of emotive and artistic video works that have been created to amplify and support the Pacific to drive global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This initiative is supported by Aotearoa New Zealand and coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme with support from many Pacific islands people, organisations and communities. These videos have been developed to be screened during the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) COP-26 and other relevant climate change events.

The Artists


Sisilia Eteuati

Performed by
Sisilia Eteuati, Tanifatea Leone Eteuati Rankin, Tigiilagi Kilifoti Eteuati Rankin

Sue Pearson

Music and Sound Design
Riki Gooch

Animation and Compositing
Mike Bridgman

Islands Speak Series Credits:

Special Curator  – Karlo ‘Ulu’ave Mila 

Directors/Mana Moana Curators – Mike Bridgman & Rachael Rakena

Music Director – Laughton Kora

Produced by Storybox

Full credits at the end of the video