Climate Change in Fiji in VR: ‘Our Home, Our People’

‘Vei lomani’ is a Fijian expression meaning ‘love in action’, and it is a value at the heart of Fijian life. And it is in the spirit of ‘vei lomani’ that Fijians are coming together to respond to the impacts of climate change. Experience the story of Catalina, Rai, Asmita and Rupeni in 360° VR, and explore more at www.ourhomeourpeople.com. ‘Our Home, Our People’ is best viewed with a VR headset and headphones.

Our Home, Our People is a storytelling project produced by the Fijian Government, in partnership with the World Bank, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program.

CREDITS

Sincere thanks to the team, staff and volunteers that dedicated their time making Noqu Vanua.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tom PerryWorld Bank
ASSISTANT PRODUCER Kara Mouyis World Bank
DIRECTOR Tash Tan S1T2
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Joshua Flavell
1ST AD Alana Holmberg
SOUND, CAMERA & POST-PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN Tunpitcha Ladapornvitaya S1T2
CULTURAL ADVISORS Arieta Tora Rika
Ken Cokanasiga
George Nacewa
PRODUCTION ADVISORS & TRANSLATORS Ken Cokanasiga
George Nacewa
FIELD PRODUCER Eka Yabaki
EDITOR Tash Tan S1T2
PHOTOGRAPHER Alana Holmberg
WRITER Arieta Tora Rika
BRANDING & DESIGN Heido Romano (with Pacific design elements by Lainee Fagafa)

With special thanks to Raivolita Tabusara and family, Asmita Kamal and family, Bayly Memorial School including Headmaster Jotish Jadish and teacher Mr Kumar, Rupeni Vatugata and Losena Cagi, and the entire Vunisavisavi community, in particular Catalina*, Meredani, Maria, Kilimo, Pauline, Ioane, Melania, Maretta, Tale, Kostino, Meresiana.

* name changed

Our Home, Our People Website Design: Denise Dang, S1T2

Our Home, Our People Website Producer: Alana Holmberg

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Arieta Tora Rika is a Tongan-Fijian Freelance Writer, Digital Communications Specialist, and Talanoa’s Founder and Creative Director. Born in Darlinghurst in the late 80s, she spent most of her childhood in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia, and all of her teen years in Tonga. She now lives in Western Sydney with her husband Josese.