Film screening: Insular Empire

The below is quoted directly from a notice sent out by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies:

Announcing a film showing and panel discussion:
The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands (59 min, 2009)
Date:   Sunday, 21 February 2010
Time:   4:00 pm
Place: UHM Architecture Auditorium, Room 205

Located six thousand miles west of California, the Mariana Islands include the US Territory of Guam and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). "The Insular Empire" is a PBS documentary about the Mariana Islands' relationship with the United States, and what it means to be a colonial subject of "the greatest democracy on Earth."

Producer and director Vanessa Warheit began work on the film in 2001. The Hawai`i premiere is sponsored by the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities, the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Hawai`i People's Fund, the UHM Department of Anthropology, AFSC Hawai`i, the UHM Marianas Club, and Pacific Islanders in Communications.

The screening is open to the public free of charge. It will be followed by a panel discussion (with the filmmaker and special guests) and refreshments.

For more information, please see the Web site at, or call the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, at 808-956-7700.


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