Monica Okada Guzman's Review of the Documentary - Guam PDN December 23 2015

Premiere showing

Kao Chamorro hao? Are you Chamorro? We were fortunate to attend the premiere showing of “I Am Chamorro,” a documentary film by Pale’ Eric Forbes on the history and journey of the Chamorro people. It was a little of Michener and Sanchez with the touch of humor and authenticity that only Pale Eric can offer.

For the past 30 years, Pale’ Eric has been researching Chamorro history and culture and in recent years has traveled extensively in the U.S. to minister at parishes on the West Coast, often offering Mass for village patron saints.

During this time, he would give seminars on Chamorro culture and history to packed audiences. And from this grew the concept of producing the documentary.

It was a labor of love and supported by many individuals and businesses on Guam and overseas. It is a true documentary written by and for Chamorros. Congratulations to Pale’ Eric and Joanne Tabor for bringing this dream to a reality.

Order your DVDs online at www.iamchamorro.com. It will make a great Christmas gift and should be mandatory viewing for everyone!

Manhita Chamorro, I am Chamorro. Biba Chamorro!

Monica Okada Guzman is chair of the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities.