1787, Lieutenant William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, and the crew
of the noble ship "Bounty" set sail for the island
paradise of Tahiti.
was to be a grand adventure that would serve Britain well. But
the Bounty never returned to England. If only Lt. Bligh would see
his ship again. If only Mr. Christian could ever set foot on his
home soil again.
Neither was to be.
The tattoos and
temptation of the Polynesian people were too much for Fletcher
and some of the crew.
Mutiny separated Bligh from his ship
and brought Tahitian women on board to be spirited away by the
mutineers to a lost, lonely island far away from the known world.
More than 200 years later, the blood of those brave British
sailors and Tahitian women lives on still in the people of
It's a hard, but happy life that
Pitcairners carve out of the small island in the middle of the
South Pacific. Isolated so far from the rest of modern
civilization, even the simplest things for most other people
become an expedition.
As it can take weeks or months for
supplies and provisions to arrive, Pitcairn survives as much from
subsistence agriculture and fishing as it does from outside
How will this remote society of island people be
able to cope with the modern pressures and influences of the rest
of the modern-day world?"
documentary film by independent filmmakers Marius Luessi and
Derick DeGennaro, sets out to learn the secrets of how the
descendents of the world’s most famous mutiny have survived
for more than eight generations.
They speak to
Pitcairners on their island home, and also get the interesting
perspective of Pitcairners who have since made their lives in the
big world outside Pitcairn; some as far away as Alaska, USA and
What has, and will become of Pitcairn through the
years? Will this unique, tiny island be able to survive
modern-day pressures and technologies? Or will its simple, happy
lifestyle be lost forever?
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All photos taken by M.
Luessi, except as noted.
TUL PITCAIRN - A DOCUMENTARY FILM
– coming sometime in
documentary film, once finished, will screen on various
television broadcast stations worldwide.
DVDs of this film
will be available for purchase also. Exact release dates will be
posted here on this
website as soon as that information