Voices of Pohnpei (Part 2)

A history of Pohnpei, but from the inside. Uses legends and archeology to delineate the high points in Pohnpei's past, ending where history usually begins – with the arrival of the Europeans.

Voices of Pohnpei (Part I)

A history of Pohnpei, but from the inside. Uses legends and archeology to delineate the high points in Pohnpei's past, ending where history usually begins – with the arrival of the Europeans.

Women’s Changing Role in micronesia

A look at how the traditional roles of women, once very important, have changed. Special emphasis on Chuuk and Yap outer islands, but with application across Micronesia.

When Spirits Roamed

Spirits came in many different types in the old island religions.  Besides the remote sky gods, there were nature spirits associated with select spots, deities who were patrons of certain clans, and the spirits of the dead.  The spirits of dead ancestors were called upon to possess one of their descendants to aid their family.  …

It’s My Own Land, Isn’t It?

In the minds of most Micronesians, land is a family possession.  The government may make its laws, regulate traffic, impose taxes, but it has no right to dictate how individuals or families should use their land.   At least that's the feeling among most Micronesians today.  This video holds this belief up to the light.  In the first of …

Mind Your Own Business

When a man comes home and tells his wife that he has been fired, they decide to start a private business with a bank loan.   The husband, a bumbling individual, obtains his loan but encounters a series of misfortunes as he tries to set up his business.  This drama presents, in vivid dramatic form, the value …

Take Me to Your Island

An hour-long look at the foreigners who have come to Pohnpei, with their quirks and high hopes.

Reflections on Anger

A look at how Micronesians handle anger and how it sometimes controls them.   Reflection on how negative emotions could be dealt with more productively.

A Woman’s Work Never Ends

In Micronesia, a woman's day-to-day life has always been busy. With social responsibilities and a family to take care of, how could it not be? But until recent times, a woman has always had plenty of others around to help share the load. Men did much of the food-collection and heavy labor while sisters, cousins …