In 1994 MicSem acquired a modest studio and began producing video programs for television. Since then we have completed 65 programs in the “Island Topics” television series. The programs cover a wide range of subjects: changing women’s roles, health services, migrant labor, alcohol and drug addiction, the highs and lows of island education systems, use of land, the island ecosystem, and the legal system. These programs, all of which are targeted at Micronesian audiences, represent MicSem’s latest thrust in community education.
The video programs include carefully edited documentaries and dramas featuring a Micronesian cast. They are broadcast on local television stations throughout the area: in the Marshalls, Palau and the Northern Marianas, as well as in each of the states of the FSM. Copies are distributed to select educational institutions in the region. A comprehensive listing of the videos is maintained here. Videos are available on DVD at cost upon request, and free of charge in our online theater. All programs are produced in English, but a few are available in local language.
Besides the video production, MicSem has produced several radio programs in local languages, recorded and edited with modern digital equipment. Like our video productions, MicSem radio productions are broadcast throughout Micronesia, and are available for purchase or download.
The MicSem studio is also equipped to handle older formats such as 8mm and 16mm film. Older island footage is converted to a digital format and then used in our productions and archived in our library.
We welcome your suggestions. Please send questions or comments to the MicSem Media Studio at [email protected].