The Missing Micronesians, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
They can be found in the most unlikely spots in the US, but these emigrants still keep their strong ties with home, sending millions of dollars each year to family and friends back home.
History V: March Toward Self-Government, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
This final segment in the History of Micronesia video series presents the final two decades of US administration (1960-1980), when change was the order of the day, and traces the path to self-rule.
History II: Planting The Foreign Flag, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Part 2 in Micronesia history series. The video opens in 1885 with the contest between Spain and Germany for possession of the islands, and covers Spanish rule, the German development programs, and concludes with the takeover by Japan.
2007 (70:00 mins) Island Topics #55 HISTORY
History I: Early Encounters, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Part 1 in Micronesian history series, this documentary shows the impact of early Spanish explorers, British indiamen, whalers, beachcombers, missionaries, and copra traders on the islands and their people.
2007 (70:00 mins) Island Topics #54 HISTORY
Outcasts No Longer, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Like lepers in the past, HIV victims in our day have been shunned as incurables, even though recent medical advances have made it possible to treat the disease effectively. It's high time to change our thinking about HIV/AIDS and our strategies for dealing with it.
2007 (25:00 mins) Island Topics #52 HEALTH
Island Government: Making it Work, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
The dreams of past island leaders can only be realized if we make good government happen. But how do we deal with the cultural tensions along the way? This video portrays the dream and the obstacles in a lighthearted way.
Beyond the Spoken Word: Insuring the Legacy of Our Land, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Once land rights were too important to be entrusted to a piece of paper. Now they're too important not to be. This documentary explains why, and what the Marshalls can do about registering land.
For the Love of Chuuk: Working Towards the Common Good, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Beginning with the village dispensaries, this documentary probes the problem of governing Chuuk. If there are cultural explanations for them, there are also remedies.
Suicide in Micronesia: Finding a Better Way Out, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
For 40 years the deadly epidemic of suicide has claimed hundreds of young lives. This documentary explores the causes and ways of addressing the suicide problem.
Our Islands, Our Selves, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
This documentary, featuring footage from across Micronesia, presents the case for conservation, from highlands down to the reef. Each part of this integrated system affects the others and the lives of us all.
2002 (29:16 mins) Island Topics #32 ENVIRONMENT
The Legend of Bill: From Birth to Law, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
How does a bill become a law? What happens to laws once they are made? This video drama, acted by kids, presents the story of one bill's life history while illustrating the legislative and judicial process.
The Strangers Among Us (Parts I), by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
An introduction to migrant workers, Asians and Micronesians alike: their dreams, frustrations, escapes in a land that is not theirs and featuring a segment on Micronesians on Guam. Asks whether we see something of ourselves in these strangers.
The Upside Down Economy, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
A Micronesian leader once compared the FSM economy to a turtle on its back, its feet kicking but going nowhere. This video examines the condition of the economy and what will have to be done to right it.
Beneath Paradise (Domestic Violence), by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Roundtable discussion on child abuse and spouse abuse in Micronesia examining the social changes that may be increasing the problem. Features William Eperiam, Joshua Phillip, and Tina Takeshy.
After the Compact, What Then?, by Francis X. Hezel S.J.
Roundtable discussion garnished with interviews on what will happen to Micronesia at the end of the 15 year Compact of Free Association in the year 2001. Features Resio Moses, William Iriarte and Alex Panuelo.