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Batmon Goes to Laura

Batmon Goes to Laura

  Batmon vs Majuro is showing at Laura High School on Saturday, November 12 (7pm and 9pm). Tickets are $3 and $1. Enjoy! The film premiered on Friday, October 14 at Jitak en in Small Island, Majuro and over the next two days hundreds of people turned up to enjoy the show. Here’s the story line Read More

 
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The Sound of Crickets at Night

The Sound of Crickets at Night

“The Sound of Crickets at Night is wonderful! I love how the film intertwines modern day Majuro with Marshallese legend. The music is amazing and the young actress stole my heart. This film is a great vehicle for teaching our current generation the effects of the U.S. bombing of Bikini.” –Rebecca Lathrop, Principal of the Read More

 
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Jilel: The Calling of the Shell

Jilel: The Calling of the Shell

  Described as ‘A Global Warming Fairy Tale’, Jilel is a heartwarming, heroic story about a young Marshallese girl named Molina who is confronted for the first time with the idea that her island—her beloved homeland—is vanishing because of the rising seas caused by world-wide global warming. This unusual, thought provoking Marshallese language (with English Read More

 
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Lañinbwil’s Gift

Lañinbwil’s Gift

“Jack Niedenthal and Suzanne Chutaro have successfully brought the Marshall Islands into the realm of global cinema – and the film world is a richer place thanks to their distinctive efforts.” –Phil Hall, Film Threat, July 2011 Lañinbwil’s Gift is the story of Jacob, an old island man with a complicated secret. When Jacob was a teenager, a Read More

 
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Yokwe Bartowe

Yokwe Bartowe

“Yokwe Bartowe must be the most honest film I have ever seen. Raw, down-to-earth and true to reality, it becomes a statement about the Marshallese identity: humble, yet charming; troubled, yet smiling; magical, yet believable… Many Hollywood directors indeed have a lot to learn from Niedenthal, Chutaro and their crew.” -Peter Sutoris, Filmmaker Yokwe Bartowe Read More

 
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Ña Noniep

Ña Noniep

“It was thrilling to see a film that was conceptualized, written, cast, filmed and edited in the Marshall Islands with a Marshallese cast and spoken mainly in Marshallese language with English subtitles…Marshallese kids can now see that their lives and reality are worthy of exploration in film…” –Dartmouth College Professor Andrew Garrod Ña Noniep: I Am the Read More

 
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Morning Comes So Soon

Morning Comes So Soon

“The film grabs you and before you know it you’re on a roller coaster ride…Excitement and fun turns to crisis, calamity and tears…” Giff Johnson, Marshall Islands Journal Made in 2008, Morning Comes So Soon is a love story about a Marshallese boy and a Chinese girl. It was the first feature film made in Read More