breadfruitopenspaces.com Winner Best Documentary Short, Guam International Film Festival. Deep in the jungle of rural Guam, Micronesian immigrants from Chuuk are living a dream come true: they have purchased land to build homes and plant crops for their families. These new migrants come determined to find work, plant their breadfruit trees and send their children to "American" schools. So they are devastated when the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens to evict them. With their American Dream at stake, the residents organize and fight back.
BREADFRUIT & OPEN SPACES explores the journey of the residents of the Gill-Baza subdivision and their challenge to hold their ground and find a voice on a new island, while also maintaining their ties to their families in their home island, Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia. This half-hour PBS educational documentary is shot in an intimate, backyard style. It is a rare look into the personal stories and open living spaces of the Chuukese and Yapese people who live, work and attend school on Guam, and also grow and prepare their traditional foods. Official selection of Hawaii International Film Festival
For more information, please contact filmmaker Lola Quan Bautista: lolabreadfruitandopenspaces@gmail.com

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