This video is the third installment in a series produced by the winners of APLN’s 2022 Pacific Islands Creative Competition on “Nuclear Weapons and the Climate Crisis.” The purpose of the video series is to showcase each winner, their stories, and the detrimental impact that nuclear weapons policies, practices, and climate change have had on their respective communities.
In this video, Bedi Racule’s poem, “See You Soon, Lagoon,” comes to life as she paints a beautiful but sad picture of the relationship between a woman from Bikini Atoll and her precious lagoon. Both have suffered trauma and tremendous loss as a result of the nuclear weapons detonated in the Marshall Islands by the United States in the 1950s and 60s.
To view Bedi’s winning entry, click here.
To learn more about the project on Nuclear Disarmament and the Anthropocene: Voices from Pacific Island Countries, click here.