Faraelup by Satellite

People of the Open Sea

Faraulep Atoll consists of 0.2 square miles of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

It is populated by approximately 150 people, and is considered one of the most remote communities in the world.

Faraulep– like thousands of low-lying coral atolls– will be underwater by the end of the century.

NASA Satellite Data

In 1992, anthropologist Patrick O'Brien traveled to Faraulep with a young film student, spending a summer with the local Re'Metau and recording their daily lives.

After 30 years of collecting dust, this footage was resurrected when Dr. Pat asked us to find a platform for its release: We chose Instagram & Facebook.

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