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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

A young Taupou (sacred maiden) must find the balance between Samoa traditions and her modern way of life. Made by the participants of the PIC American Samoa Filmmakers Workshop.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    American Samoa
  • Director
    Tobias Huber
  • Screenwriter
    Regina Meredith
  • Producer
    Jason Suapaia
  • Executive Producer
    Leanne Ferrer
  • Cast
    Participants of the PIC American Samoa Filmmakers Workshop, Family & Friends
  • Cinematographer
    David Sato
  • Editor
    Ken Sato