Breadfruit & Open Spaces features the residents of the Gill-Baza subdivision in Yigo, Guam. The residents are mostly recent migrants from the Federated States of Micronesia; most are from Chuuk and Yap and fewer are from Pohnpei and Kosrae. Collectively they formed an organization called the United Pacific Islanders’ Corporation in 2006.
This half-hour educational documentary is shot in an intimate, backyard style. Breadfruit & Open Spaces gives a rare look into the personal stories and open living spaces of the Chuukese and Yapese people who live, work, and attend school on Guam, the land where they now grow and prepare their traditional foods. It explores their journey […]
The newest wave of Pacific Islander migration to the United States and its territories comes from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). So far numbering about 80,000, Micronesians can now be found in urbanized places in the Pacific region. They are the fastest growing migrant group, especially in locales such as the Territory of Guam […]