October 25, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
I invite you to tune in to Beyond the Fence which airs every Friday at noon on Public Radio Guam-KPRG 89.3 FM, immediately following Democracy Now. This one hour locally produced program features coverage of public events and interviews with diverse individuals that explore the complexities of the US military presence in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands and the challenges of building community 'beyond the fence.'
Episode 128 “Second Guam International Film Festival - Telling Our Stories” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Daisy Demapan) airs 9/21/12.
Next week, from September 27-30, 2012 Guam is hosting the second annual Guam International Film Festival (GIFF). This event kicks off with an opening reception Thursday, September 27, followed by three days of film screenings, filmmaking workshops and an awards ceremony. This year’s festival features 54 film entries, selected from almost 200 submissions from 24 countries. All films will be screened at the Micronesia Mall Stadium Theatre. [For the festival schedule and other information, go towww.guamfilmfestival.com]
My guest in the first half of the program is Kel Muna (email@example.com) who, together with brother Don Muna, are the Executive Producers and Founders of the Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) and producers/directors of Guam’s first full-length independent film, Shiro’s Head. Mr. Muna is an independent producer, writer and director with over 13 years in the multimedia trenches. He talks about developments since the first film festival last year and the 2012 festival program lineup, especially several films relevant to Beyond the Fence: Ainikien Jidjid Ilo Boñ (The Sound of Crickets), Back to the Square, Magellan Doesn’t Live Here, and We Are Pagat [see Ep. 87 for the podcast of last year’s interview].
In the second half, we welcome back Cara Flores-Mays (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Leevin Camacho (email@example.com), from WeAre Guahan. Ms. Flores-Mays is the producer of We Are Pågat, a short educational film about the community efforts to save Pågat village, which makes its big screen debut next week. Mr. Camacho is co-producer of the film and one of the local attorneys involved in the lawsuit to save Pagat from being converted to a Department of Defense live fire range training facility, a struggle which continues today. This documentary film is a joint effort of WeAreGuahan and the Guam Historic Preservation Trust which will be made available to the public by the end of November 2012 at www.weareguahan.com.
This episode includes audio clips from the GIFF trailer and from We Are Pagat.
Audio podcasts of all episodes are available for free by going to the Beyond the Fence link at www.kprgfm.com or directly to http://kprg.podbean.com/. This podcast may be downloaded after October 1 which, as an added bonus, will include a recording of the September 30 GIFF awards ceremony,
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