The Strangers Among Us (Parts 2)

Migrant labor wears many faces.  In Saipan, there are Filipina entertainers and hostesses, Bangladeshi security guards, Sri Lankan janitors, and Chinese garment workers. Palau, in recent years, has brought in thousands of Asian laborers, including Filipino construction workers who are interviewed in this video. Micronesians, too, have left home in search of opportunities abroad.  This video presents, …

The Strangers Among Us (Parts I)

Migrant labor wears many faces.  In Saipan, there are Filipina entertainers and hostesses, Bangladeshi security guards, Sri Lankan janitors, and Chinese garment workers. Palau, in recent years, has brought in thousands of Asian laborers, including Filipino construction workers who are interviewed in this video. Micronesians, too, have left home in search of opportunities abroad.  This video presents, …

The Missing Micronesians

Tens of thousands of Micronesians now live in the US, where they have migrated to find jobs, education and health care.  This one-hour documentary, a sequel to “Micronesians Abroad,” tracks down some of these islanders in a handful of small towns in the Midwest.  Islanders may have once been concentrated in a few key destinations, …

Micronesians Abroad

Since the 1990s Micronesians have been leaving in unprecedented numbers to make their home in the US. Today, 30,000 people from FSM, or one out of every four citizens, is living abroad. Islanders from the Marshall Islands and Palau are also leaving in great numbers. Micronesians Abroad offers a look at islanders in their new …