Mystery of Easter Island (2012) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Mystery of Easter Island.
Ask most people what they know about Easter Island and they’ll say, “Isn’t that the island with the statues staring out to sea?” While it is indeed that island, and while the Moai statues are its trademark, stories of cannibalism, cults, and ecocide are other facets of its history that have long given the island’s Polynesian ancestors a bad name. Though Easter Island is just 12 miles long and 7 miles wide, its rich history of war, famine, mystery and ruin rivals that of any ancient metropolis. But what if everything we’ve ever been told about the island and its people is wrong?