The Filmmaker

Lola Quan Bautista is an associate professor at The Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa.

Her family is Chamorro, indigenous people of the Marianas, which includes Guam, and they own a ranch up the road from the Gill-Baza subdivision. For nearly twenty years, she has been doing research on Micronesian mobility and migration, with the past six years focused on the settlement of Pacific Islanders on Guam.

As a filmmaker, researcher and author, as well as a longtime neighbor living on her family’s nearby ranch, Lola Quan Bautista provides a big picture of life on Guam for the new migrants and contextualizes the struggles and experiences of her Pacific Islander neighbors.

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Guam International Film Festival

Screenings & Awards

Guam International Film Festival |  WINNER – Best Documentary Short | Director/Producer: Dr. Lola Quan Bautista  

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Talk Story

The Gill-Baza community welcomes an opportunity to talk story with you! Chat with some of the featured characters in the film, UPIC officers, the filmmaker and more.

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Photo Gallery

From a gathering of Yapese women to a community devastated by Typhoon Pongsona, our photo gallery highlights grassroots movements and community activism.

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You Can Help

You Can Help

You can help and make a difference! We have a Wish List of materials needed for ongoing projects involving community gardening and healthy cooking.  

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