A night on Easter Island - Etahi po o Rapa Nui
A UNESCO world heritage site

©Stéphane Guisard, Los Cielos de Chile

Thanks to Easter Island people for their kindness, to Luna and her family for their welcome and to CONAF and its staff to make the work presented here possible. These time lapse movies were taken with the special authorization from CONAF and the Rapa Nui National Park.

Maururu tatou nu'u Rapa Nui mo te aroha, ki a Luna he nu'u ena mo haere mai. Maururu ki a CONAF he tatou tangata mo te umanga i te anga nei.

The following time lapse movie was made from several sequences taken on Easter Island. You will see successively : Moai Piro Piro and the Rano Raraku Moais quarry, Ahu NauNau with its seven Moais, Rano Kau crater, Anakena beach. Moais are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) between 1250 and 1500 CE. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moais quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu around the island's perimeter. Almost all moais have overly large heads three-fifths the size of their bodies. The moais are chiefly the 'living faces' (aringa ora) of deified ancestors (aringa ora ata tepuna).