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


Jack Niedenthal
Secretary General
Marshall Islands Red Cross Society

Richard Taylor

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
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

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
Habele Outer Island Education Fund

Douglas Mack

Karen Taylor


Mahler - Symphony No. 5
Adagietto (4th Movement)
By Wilfred Symphony Orchestra
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Land of Wonders
By Remember the Future
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Haze of Strings
By Tiny Music
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On Top of Yosemite
By Tiny Music
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