Outside Magazine: The Enviro Sleuth

by Michael Webster

Jennifer Redfearn first fell in love with the South Pacific during a four-year trip around the world between high school and college. Since then she’s criss-crossed the globe working on films PBS, Discovery, and BBC New York. But she never forgot the Pacific. Redfearn returned in 2008 and produced her first independent documentary, Sun Come Up, which chronicles some of the world’s first climate-change refugees, the Carteret Islanders, near Papua New Guinea, as they search for new homes amid rising oceans that are contaminating their fresh water and swallowing up their ancestral land…