In celebration of the annual Multicultural Festival sponsored by URH, the Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC) and Micronesians United – Big Island (MU-BI) are co-sponsoring a free screening of the newly released documentary film, “At Home While Away” about the lives of 8 Micronesians in the US.
What: At Home While Away showing
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: UCB 100
The free screening will be introduced by Nathan Fitch, the filmmaker who will be part of the panel after the showing to answer questions. Joining him are the two Big Island residents featured in the film; namely, Thomas Raffipiy (UH Hilo alum and T & T Electric General Manager) and Max Yarawamai (Founder of the Resort Management Group). Bring your family and friends to the showing and then proceed to the free dances and food at the Multicultural Night at the Campus Center. | Register Now
At Home While Away tells the stories of eight migrants from Micronesia, who have traveled many thousands of miles to seek a better life for themselves, and their families. Told in their own voices with beautiful cinematography, the documentary presents a contrasting view to the negative media coverage of the Micronesian experience in Hawaii, and the US mainland. At Home While Away asks viewers to consider the definition of success, from a prospective that places great value on family, and community. Language: English | Length: 55 minutes | Cost: Free | Download Poster
About the Filmmaker
Nathan Fitch is a filmmaker and photographer based in New York, and a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. A former Peace Corps volunteer in the FSM, Nathan holds an MFA from Hunter college, and has had his work published by The New York Times Op Docs, TIME Magazine, NPR and WNYC, to name a few. Nathan was awarded 2nd prize in Picture of the Year International for his short film about the effects of Hurricane sandy upon a community in Coney Island, and the prestigious Welfare and Scholarship award. Nathan is in production on his first feature film ISLAND SOLDIER, which is supported by Pacific Islanders in Communications, and the Guam Humanities Council.
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