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Daughters of the Ocean presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Pacific Islanders In Communications (PIC), these films honor years of PIC funding to continue storytelling traditions through media. From Hawaii to Samoa, to Southern California to Aotearoa; these stories reflect the generosity of the waters that connect the Pasifika diaspora. These "Daughters of the Ocean" bring that generosity and love to every aspect of their lives.


The mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. In keeping with the mission, PIC helps Pacific Islander stories reach national audiences through funding support for productions, training and education, broadcast services, and community outreach. Learn more at piccom.org

The Marshall Islands was once the testing site for some of the biggest nuclear weapons ever made by the United States. Acclaimed Marshallese poet and activist, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, explores the nuclear testing legacy of her country through the legends and stories of one particular island that houses a dark secret.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    English, Marshallese
  • Country
    United States, Marshall Islands
  • Director
    Dan Lin
  • Screenwriter
    Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
  • Producer
    Dan Lin
  • Executive Producer
    Pam Omidyar
  • Cast
    Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
  • Cinematographer
    Dan Lin
  • Editor
    Nick Stone