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Pacific Island Film Series

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March film: Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan

Based on a beloved classic Legend from the island of Guam, 'Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan' tells the story of how a young Chamoru girl finds the strength, wisdom, and courage to lead the women of Guåhan (Guam) into battle against a giant creature from the Marianas trench that is devouring their island home.

'Maisa' is the first animated film to feature the endangered indigenous Chamorro language of Guam. For this film cultural and language experts worked diligently on bringing the language back to its historical pre contact era. Guam public school students participated in both the voice over and creation of key art for the production, while local actors and actresses worked side by side with Twiddle and Kahmeleon Productions in Guam for the filming of the live action segments.

A talk-story with the film's director, producers, and animators will take place after the screening.

Food and drink will be provided by the Chamorro Food Truck!

View Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/124277145

“HITA: Hinanao-ñiha I Taotåo-ta Åntes”, Meaning: Our way of life long ago. HITA is a historic and unique new project that blends Chamorro Culture, Language, Art, Animation, and Student Participation. The culmination of these important elements being the creation of the first Chamoru language animated film titled “ Maisa, the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan” which mixes live action, cgi, and 2d animated components to create a visually rich and exciting version of the classic Chamoru tale of “The Maidens that saved Guam”. GDOE students participated in both the voice over and creation of key art for the production, while local actors and actresses worked side by side with Twiddle and Kahmeleon Productions in Guam for the filming of the live action segments. For behind the scenes footage and images check out our Instagram: Twiddle_Productions “HITA: Maisa, the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guahan” is produced by the GDOE Chamorro Studies Special Projects Division and Twiddle Productions Inc. in Honolulu, HI. © 2015 Chamorro Studies and Special Projects Division Guam Department of Education. Produced by Twiddle Productions Inc. This film is funded 100% Under the US Department of Education Consolidated Grant, Title V, Part A: Innovative Program GIHA WWW.TWIDDLEPRODUCTIONS.COM