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The Way We Were – Micronesian Seminar

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The Way We Were

2000 (25:42 mins) Island Topics #24 HEALTH

Two children visit their favorite storyteller, Lima, who tells the children the story of Uab and how the islands of Palau were formed.  Through the telling of this story the children become aware of the connections between Uab and their friend Lima. Both are "giants" because of eating too much.  The children realize that many Micronesians are "giants" when compared to the body shapes they see of Micronesians in the past.  After a trip to the doctor's office, the children learn that overeating can cause diabetes and that diabetes, if it's not taken care of, can lead to death.  The connections the children make from what they are learning at school and at the doctor's office, cause them to fear for their friends health.  But is their discovery too late to help their friend?  The myth of Uab ends with his destruction.   How will Lima's story end?

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