Breaking the Ice

Over the past decade, the people in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas have been silent witnesses to a raging storm.  This storm, which has swept over other parts of the Pacific, is a killer, claiming lives and destroying communities.   It is man-made and known by many names: shabu, glass, or ice; crystal methamphetamine.  This video documents the …

Too High

Lyrical documentary on alcohol abuse in the islands, with the title taken from a Daniel Rae Costello song.

To Chew or Not to Chew

Our hero’s college assignment is to do a report on an aspect of island life. He chooses betelnut and decides to investigate why so many people chew. Dodging streams of spit and puddles of slime, he interviews chewers to find out more about the habit. Along the way, he makes some first-hand observations about dental …