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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 docuseries provides a rare look into the lives of three Micronesian women as they simultaneously balance work and college and maintain strong, intimate connections to their Pacific Island homes some 3,000 miles away.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Lola Quan Bautista
  • Producer
    Lola Quan Bautista, Shirley Thompson
  • Executive Producer
    Leanne K. Ferrer
  • Cinematographer
    Valerie Narte, Nathan Fitch
  • Editor
    Shirley Thompson, James Gochenouer