America's Compact Countries: Marshalls, Micronesia and Palau (Documentary)

In this four part documentary series, entitled America's Compact Countries: Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau, we cover the nation signatories to the U.S. Compact of Free Association, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. Filmed on location in March 2018.

Part I
An overview of the Marshall Islands. Looks at its history of migration and colonization, the nuclear testing, sea rising issues, and a beautiful look at the natural island Arno Atoll.



Part II
An overview of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. Looks at its history of migration and colonization, it's overfishing issues and a non-profit trying to help, and the magnificent UNESCO world Heritage Site Nan Madol.



Part III
An overview of Chuuk (or Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Looks at its history, it's sunken treasure from 1944's Operation Hailstone, its current social advantages and disadvantages, and the first class Xavier High School, one of the best schools in the far pacific.



Part IV
An overview of Palau. Looks at its history, origins, its current government, and the island of Peleliu, where we speak to a local survivor of the 1944 battle, and finally a spectacular look at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rock Islands.


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Shot on Panasonic GH5 10 bit
Mavic Pro Drone
Sony FDR X3000 Action Cam
Limited Credits

Limited 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

Featuring

Jack Niedenthal
Secretary General
Marshall Islands Red Cross Society

Richard Taylor
Producer

Veronica Wase
Mayor of Likiep Atoll

Cary Evarts
Seal Marine Inc.

Carol Kurtis
Director, Alele Museum

Sealend Laiden
Life Skills Counselor
Waan Aelõñ in Majel

Binton Daniel
Master Canoe Builder
Waan Aelõñ in Majel

Evelyn Simon
Marshall Islands Resort

Capt. Ben Reimers
Sport Fishing Marshall Islands

Benido Edmund
Local Guide

Eugene Joseph
Executive Director
Conservation Society of Pohnpei

Francis Quosol
Manager, PMK Fishmarket

Douglas Moror
Executive Director
Chuuk Visitor Bureau

Alpha Farata
Local Guide

Fr. Thomas Benz
Superior
Jesuit Community of Micronesia

Maria Moreno
Xavier H.S. Teacher

Raymond Ngodrii Tiakl
Local Guide

Swing Aguon
Owner, Swings Palau Tours

Hisako Sowad
Lifetime Peleliu Resident

Special Thanks

Colette Reimers
Robert Reimers Enterprises

Alson J. Kelen
Director, Waan Aelõñ in Majel
Canoes of the Marshall Islands

Karen Earnshaw
The Marshall Islands Journal

Allois Malfitani
Pohnpei Surf Club

Ringlin Ringlin
House of the Chief
Nan Madol

Kai
Crab Fisherman
Nan Madol

Rich Sulatra
Blue Lagoon Dive Shop

Rev. Dennis M. Baker, S.J.
President, Xavier H.S.

Mr. Martin K. Carl
Principal, Xavier H.S.

Students at Xavier H.S.

John Chonfan
WWII Guide Chuuk

Neil Mellen
President
Habele Outer Island Education Fund

Douglas Mack
Author

Karen Taylor

Music

Mahler - Symphony No. 5
Adagietto (4th Movement)
By Wilfred Symphony Orchestra
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

Land of Wonders
By Remember the Future
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

Haze of Strings
By Tiny Music
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

On Top of Yosemite
By Tiny Music
Shutterstock Music Canada ULC

















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

Featuring
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 Laguaña
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
Guam
Saipan (CNMI)
Tinian (CNMI)
South Korea
Korean Demilitarized Zone
China
Japan

Music
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

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