Feature Documentary - 90 minutes
The Cook Islands are among the first nations worldwide that aim at securing an energy supply with 100% renewable energy, mostly from Solar power. 17,500km away from the Cook Islands lies El Hierro: The smallest island of the Canary group works relentlessly to secure her energy needs through wind energy. Both island societies are linked by their efforts for sustaining the natural living conditions of our planet.
Our feature-long cinematic documentary SOLARWIND aims to show how shared commitment and sustainable technology can change lives for the better. The film will also include footage from 1999, when, another German film team (led by Rolf Husmann and Markus Hüsgen) came to the Cook Islands: Their still unpublished material shows the installation of the first solar panels on Penrhyn and Manihiki.