Compact Free Association: Marshalls, FSM, Palau Documentary

La Mancha Media will be filming with David Whalen the Director and Richard Taylor, a new documentary on the pacific islands nations that encompass the Compact Free Association with the USA: the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. These are not states or territories but have close ties with the USA. We are filming in Majuro, Weno, Truuk, Pohnpei and other atolls and cities in March 2018. Please contact us if you can assist with contacts and such.

America's Forgotten Colonies: American Samoa, Guam & Saipan

La Mancha Media today publishes it's newest documentary entitled, America's Forgotten Colonies: American Samoa, Guam & Saipan.

The documentary explores the history, military service, obesity, the Turtle and Shark Legend, the Samoan Creation Legend, the story of Massacre Bay, Junior Seau, Margaret Mead and more, in Part 1 on American Samoa. In Part 2 on Guam, we explore the history, the Legend of the Two Lovers, Taotaomo’na Spirits, the Chamorro people, Fr Duenas, Shoichi Yokoi and more. In Part 3 on Saipan and the CNMI, we explore the history, Banzai and Suicide Cliff, Tinian, the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan, Chinese immigration and tourism issues, as well as labor trafficking, and a charity that helps in this area.

The documentary is the result of six months of planning, two weeks of travelling and filming, and a month of editing. It was shot on Panasonic GH5 (10 bit), Sony FDR-X3000, and DJI Mavic Pro--all 4K.

It is one documentary, but broken in three parts for YouTube, so it can be viewed more easily by those searching just one particular territory, for example.

There are three other territories, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These are not dealt with in this documentary. These are very well known. The three in our documentary are relatively unknown.

For licensing footage please contact LMM.

Full credits at the end of the final part of the movie (on Saipan), but below is a limited set of credits.

Directed, Filmed,
Written & Narrated By
David Whalen

Produced By
Richard Taylor

Produced By
David Whalen

Executive Producer
Thomas Whalen

Executive Producer
Marilucia Garcia Calvacanti

Richard Taylor
Michael McDonald
Paula Stevenson McDonald
Girls Working Out
Atonio Ioane
Christian Ausage
Senovefa Gaea Bartley
Marte S. Hara
Jose Q. San Nicolas
Group of Chomorro Youth
Julie Le Breton
Mela Gerber
Carlos Paulino
David B. Tydingco
Pilar LaguaƱa
Walt Goodridge
Emelda P. Camacho
Calvani P. Deleon Guerrero
Chinese Tourists
Chinese Migrants

Special Thanks
Keith Ahsoon
Bishop Peter Brown
Antonio R. Cabrera
Gabbie Franquez
Fabian M. Indalecio
Tina Ioane
Doug Mack
Mark Manglona
Lauri Ogumoro
Sylvia Press
Breeana Quitugua
Rosita San Nicolas
Kristan Schlichte
Sulita Evie Smith
Wang Chun Yu

American Samoa Historic Preservation Office
Cathedral of the Holy Family, American Samoa
Catholic Charities, USA
Catholic Charities, American Samoa
Discover Guam Tours
Discover Saipan
Guam Visitors Bureau
Historic Inarajan Foundation
Karidat Social Services
Pacific War Museum
South Pacific Watersports & Fitness
Valley of the Latte, Inc.
Vaoto Lodge

Filmed on Location
American Samoa
Saipan (CNMI)
Tinian (CNMI)
South Korea
Korean Demilitarized Zone

Laumei ma Malie
(Turtle and Shark, ancient Samoan song)
Performed by Senovefa Gaea Bartley

Feels Like Home
By Immersive Music
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

Driven to Explore
By Tiny Music
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

In Search of Wisdom
By Tiny Music
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

A Glow
By Dan Phillipson
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

Widescreen Nature
By Tiny Music
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

Copyright Info
La Mancha Media
Copyright © 2017
All Rights Reserved

Images from Upcoming Documentary: America's Forgotten Colonies

 Images from documentary entitled America's Forgotten Colonies: Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Copyright 2017, La Mancha Media
Forbidden Island — at Forbidden Island, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

American Samoa — with Producer Richard Taylor and Guide Michael McDonald of Samoan Tours

A friend singing to draw the turtles, an ancient tradition. — in American Samoa.

Our guides showing us Massacre Bay. — in American Samoa.

Riding a bull in Guam — in Guam.
A guide showing us a house with bullet holes (floor on right) from World War II. — in Guam

Enjoying royal treatment by the Guam Visitor Bureau, steak dinner on the house. — at Pacific Star Resort & Spa.

Northern Marianas with our Guide
A beautiful Chinese tourist in Saipan (no visa required). — in Northern Mariana Islands.

— in Northern Mariana Islands.
A Chinese migrant to Saipan who wrote a book of her experiences working in the garment factories. Chicken Feathers & Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan by Chun Yu Wang, Walt F.J. Goodridge 
The island of Tinian. — in Northern Mariana Islands.

The two atomic bomb bays where the atomic bombs were loaded and later dropped on Japan. Tinian — in Northern Mariana Islands.

A exact replica of one of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan with a peace crane. — in Northern Mariana Islands.

Our guide in Saipan, Walt Goodridge. — in Northern Mariana Islands.
B-Roll: Images from China (Chinese immigration on Saipan is enormous)

B-Roll: Images from Hiroshima (final destination from Tinian A bomb) 
B-Roll: Images from Nagasaki (final destination from Tinian A bomb)

B-Roll: North Korea (Guam threatened by)

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