Undercurrents of a Changing Climate - the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam

Every four years, participants from 27 island nations gather to celebrate their culture and to perform their identity at the Festival of Pacific Arts.
In 2016, FestPAC took place in Guam, the largest of the Mariana Islands, and as many say one of the USA's last colonies. One of the festivals core themes in 2016 was: 'Our resources from land and sea that have sustained Pacific islanders for thousands of years'.

We meet festival delegates from three island nations (Tokelau, Guam and Kiribati) to discuss how they perceive today's environmental challenges: We are looking for the undercurrents of a changing climate. How does climate change discourse affect performances of traditional and contemporary dance and other art forms?

Our interview partners are: Asi Fangalua Halaleva-Pasilio (one of the leading figures of the delegation from Nukunonu, Tokelau), Kaure Babo (a newly elected member of parliament from Kiribati), Joe Viloria (a cultural practitioner and fisherman from Guam who is working relentlessly to restore a perceived ancient Chamorro culture), and Adrienne L. Kaeppler (curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.).

A film by Dennis Dellschow and Eric Petzoldt – 35 minutes – 2017

  • Dennis Dellschow
  • Eric Petzoldt
  • Joe Viloria
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  • Asi Fangalua Halaleva-Pasilio
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  • Kaure Babo
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  • Adrienne L. Kaeppler
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    35 minutes 19 seconds
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    July 1, 2017
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    10,000 EUR
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  • Conference: European Society for Oceanists
    July 2, 2017
Director Biography - Dennis Dellschow, Eric Petzoldt

Dennis M. Dellschow is an independent filmmaker and graduate student of Anthropology from Göttingen, Germany. Aside from his work on motion pictures, Dellschow has worked for various theatre productions in Berlin, Madrid and Venice ("AURA", Teatro Ad Hoy, Madrid - Biennale di Venezia 2008; Konzerthaus Berlin 2009; Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin 2008).

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