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Island Soldier

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This documentary interweaves the personal stories of Micronesian soldiers serving in the US military, and the experiences of their families back home in the islands. We follow their journey from one of the most remote islands in the world to the front lines of war in Afghanistan. These non US citizens mostly serve in the infantry and have extremely high casualty rates, dying at a rate five times higher than any US state, per capita. Through the odyssey of the Nena family from the island of Kosrae, the film humanizes the repercussions of America’s foreign wars, and the changing fabric of a small island nation caught in the tides of international politics, on the brink of economic and environmental collapse. Winner of Audience Awards at the **Guam International Film Festival** and the **San Diego Asian Film Festival**. *"Beautifully photographed and edited, Island Soldier offers a fitting tribute to its subjects." -Christopher Llewellyn Reed, **Hammer to Nail***
Main title:
Fitch, Nathan, film directorPassion River Productions (Firm), distributorKanopy (Firm), distributor
Passion River Productions, 2018.[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (82 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Title from title frames.FilmIn Process Record.Originally produced by Passion River Productions in 2018.In English
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
WebEmoviesSTREAMINGIn-process (Set: 29 Jan 2021)Access resource
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