Independent Lens

PBS | 10:00 pm

"Eating Up Easter," a poignant new documentary from filmmaker Sergio Mata'u Rapu, explores the challenges his fellow natives on Rapa Nui — also widely known as Easter Island — are confronting to preserve their culture and an environment celebrated for its pristine quality. The islanders are mounting an intergenerational defense of their tiny island nation in the face of an economic boom driven by skyrocketing tourism from visitors around the world.