Undercurrents of a Changing Climate: The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam

Every four years, participants from 27 island nations gather to celebrate their culture and to perform their identity at the Festival of Pacific Arts. In 2016, FestPAC took place in Guam, the largest of the Mariana Islands, and as many say one of the USA's last colonies. One of the festivals core themes in 2016 was: 'Our resources from land and sea that have sustained Pacific islanders for thousands of years'. We meet festival delegates from three island nations (Tokelau, Guam and Kiribati) to discuss how they perceive today's environmental challenges: We are looking for the undercurrents of a changing climate. How does climate change discourse affect performances of traditional and contemporary dance and other art forms? Our interview partners are: Asi Fangalua Halaleva-Pasilio (one of the leading figures of the delegation from Nukunonu, Tokelau), Kaure Babo (a newly elected member of parliament from Kiribati), Joe Viloria (a cultural practitioner and fisherman from Guam who is working relentlessly to restore a perceived ancient Chamorro culture), and Adrienne L. Kaeppler (curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.). A film by Dennis Dellschow and Eric Petzoldt - 35 minutes - 2017

Running Time
36 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Dennis Dellschow, Eric Petzoldt
Kiribati, Guam, Germany
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Undercurrents of a Changing Climate: The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam» (22)

Phillip Morgan avatar
Phillip Morgan

No idea why this is not rated higher. Visuals are awesome and the storyline has great potential. 

Kathryn Wright avatar
Kathryn Wright

This movie was absolutely great in my opinion; it might even be my favorite movie at this moment.

Carolyn Watkins avatar
Carolyn Watkins

The story was magnificent! Once again, Eric Petzoldt have proved their prowess in making excellent films.

Ryan Matthews avatar
Ryan Matthews

It's amongst the finest films ever made! Two Big Thumbs Up!

Timothy avatar

Excellent, loved it!!!

Paul M. avatar
Paul M.

Simply amazing! Great film.

Christian King avatar
Christian King

Not a Predictable script

Donna N. avatar
Donna N.

Very good movie we enjoyed!