Recent Film Additions

Sun Come Up

Below are listed some recently arrived films, all of which are available to UH-Manoa students, faculty and staff through the Wong Audio/Visual Center. To see the library cataloging record or request a film for viewing, click on the title. All films in the University Hawaii system can be found by searching the Voyager online catalog. The Center for Pacific Islands Studies also maintains a database that is specific to Oceania-related films—click here to visit the Moving Images of the Pacific Islands database.

Chechemeni's Adventure (2006) - Documentary film of the voyage from Satawal to Okinawa made by Chechemeni, a Carolinian traditional canoe, and six courageous sailors in 1975. In Japanese with English subtitles. 

Jaki Ed: Marshallese Clothing Mats (2010) - A short cultural history of finely woven and decorative clothing mats worn traditionally by men and women in the Marshall Islands. It details the mat weaving process and describes recent efforts in the Marshall Islands to revive this cultural industry. In Marshallese with English subtitles.

No Questions (2007). A dramatization produced by Wan Smolbag Theatre in Vanuatu. Sylvia wants her students to get the most out of education, but the boys in her class are making her life difficult. Then she discovers a new and exciting way to teach, but as the students get more involved in her lessons, the other teachers become hostile. 

Senso Daughters (1990). The story of military brothels and the mistreatment of New Guinean women and Japanese "comfort women" during World War II in Papua New Guinea, told through interviews. 

Solid Sistas Documentary (2006). Documentary about the popular musical play Solid Sistas, produced in Vanuatu by Wan Smolbag Theatre. The play is about women's rights and social conditions. 

Sun Come Up
(2011). "Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the the Carteret Islanders, a peaceful community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world's first environmental refugees. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home. The film follows a group of young Carteret Islanders as they search for land in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea 50 miles across the open ocean. The move will not be easy as Bougainville is recovering from a 10-year civil war"—Producers.


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