The political course of the USA and its president have dominated headlines worldwide. Meanwhile, the everyday life, crises and hopes of the population have faded into the background. In five documentary films our guest series gives us a picture of the living reality in the country beyond politics and economic interests.
ISLAND SOLDIER takes a look at the Pacific island state of Micronesia after the end of the US occupation in 1983. Still dependent today on US financial aid, Micronesia functions as a “recruiter’s paradise” for the US armed forces – for many inhabitants it offers them the only possibility to earn an income.
Writer: Nathan Fitch, Bryan Chang. Camera: Nathan Fitch, Bryan Chang. Editing: Bryan Chang. Music: Bing & Ruth. Production: Meerkat Media. Producer: Bryan Chang. Length: 85 min.