Hafa adai! PBS Guam sent the media release below earlier today to reporters. PBS explains how a video produced on Guam about the Chamorro culture and history is up for a national award based on online votes. The video is very well done and emotionally-provacative. Please see the release below for detail on how you can help.


Short documentary film on Chamorro Culture available on PBS

PBS On-Line Film Festival from March 4 — 22, 2013

For immediate release, March 11, 2013 — PBS On-line Film Festival 2013 features twenty-five (25) short films on a diversity of subjects, voices and viewpoints. This year, on-line viewers can watch Lina’la’ Lusong, a short film, produced by the participants of the PIC Micronesian Workshop in Guam.  The film centers on the life of the lusong and how unshaken by centuries of colonial conquest and the changing tides of occupation, it has endured to heal and feed the people of the land, and to impart a sacred lesson of survival. Lina’la’ Lusong captures important aspects of traditional culture, shows the Chamorro (Guam) experience through different eras of colonization, and is a call for progress through modern times.

On-line viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite short film from March 4 — 22. The film with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award and will be announced in early April.

The Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is dedicated to supporting, advancing, and developing Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. In keeping with the mission, PIC helps Pacific Islander stories reach national audiences through funding support for productions, training and education, broadcast services, and community outreach.

To watch these short films, visit www.pbs.org/filmfestival.
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