Mercy Center screening acclaimed documentary “Sun Come Up”
Salve Regina is participating in a nationwide screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Sun Come Up,” which depicts some of the world’s first environmental refugees. The screening will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
The film depicts the plight of the “forced climate migrants,” inhabitants of the Carteret Islands just north of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The Catholic Church has been instrumental in helping to relocate these environmental refugees.
After the screening, there will be a facilitated discussion about the film and action steps that viewers can take to respond to the unfolding climate perspective based on authentic Catholic teaching. The film is being screened in conjunction with the Feast of St. Francis, named patron saint of those who promote ecology.