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It's Official! We've Been Selected February 23 2017

Our I AM CHAMORRO documentary has been chosen as an official selection for the 12th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon in 2017. The festival will take place at the Bijou Arts Cinemas in Eugene, Oregon on April 21st-23rd, 2017.

Heartfelt thanks and un dangkulo na si Yu'us ma'åse' to everyone who believed in us and supported our efforts. This would not have been possible without you!!!!

 

Biba Chamorro!!!!! Feel free to share this good news with your family and friends.


In Post Production June 23 2015

Manhita Chamorro is pleased to announce that post production is under way on the “I Am Chamorro” documentary.

The script is in and our team is working on putting together what will be the first feature length documentary of the Chamorro people on Guam, the CNMI and the US Mainland.

 More updates will follow along with the release date of our first teaser trailer anticipated in early fall.

Stay tuned to our website for additional information or to give a monetary donation to this worthy cause.

Si Yu’us Ma’åse

 


Pale Eric Forbes and Joanne Tabor with Ray Gibson 1.14.14 January 17 2014

Interview between Ray Gibson, Pale Eric Forbes and Joanne Tabor about the I Chamorro dvd project. Click on the image to listen.


Letter of Support from Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo December 14 2013

Pale` Eric Forbes and the Manhita Chamorro organization is given a Letter of Support from Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo for the I AM CHAMORRO cultural preservation documentary project. 
 
Un dangkulo' na si Yu'us ma'ase Congresswoman Bordallo!

 


Manhita Chamorro Receives Grant from GUAM VISITORS BUREAU December 14 2013

GUAM VISITORS BUREAU CULTURAL HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH committee just awarded MANHITA CHAMORRO another sizeable grant towards the historical I AM CHAMORRO documentary film narrated by Pale` Eric Forbes.

Un dangkulo’ na si Yu’us ma’ase and thank you to everyone at GVB who made this possible.Manhita Chamorro is currently aiming its efforts at raising funds to produce this “Smithsonian quality” cultural preservation documentary based upon Pale’ Eric Forbes’ 26 years of research spanning 5 countries and the Marina Islands. Everyone and anyone who would like to see this project become a reality is asked donate.  The time is now.


A'adahen I Kottura Honor is awarded to Father Eric Forbes. November 14 2013

KUAM TV awarded PALE` ERIC FORBES the A'adahen I Kottura Honor given to recognize an individual who works tirelessly to preserve and promote our Chamorro culture. Please join me and the entire Manhita Chamorro organization in congratulating him on this achievement.

What a wonderful acknowledgement of his passion, hard work and dedication in preserving Guam's culture and history. This passion is evident by his desire to create a cultural preservation documentary titled I AM CHAMORRO. Currently in the fundraising stage, the documentary aims to preserve the diverse and unique history of the Chamorro people dating back over 3,000 years. His intent is to educate current and future generations of Guam's rich and diverse history.

Congratulations Pale` Eric on this well deserved award!
Here is the official link.

Chamorro culture featured at PIFA event October 07 2013


Ray Gibson of K-57 GUAM interviews Joanne Tabor at PIFA 2013 October 04 2013


Our article on Guam pdn! September 30 2013

Thank you Sandy Uslander from Che’lu for the wonderful story.

Click to see the article.


Manhita Chamorro gets grant from Guam Visitor’s Bureau September 30 2013

GUAM VISITORS BUREAU CULTURAL HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH committee just awarded MANHITA CHAMORRO a sizeable grant towards the historical documentary film trailer narrated by Pale` Eric Forbes. Un Dangkulo’ na Si Yu’us Ma’ase and thank you to everyone at GVB who made this possible.

 Manhita Chamorro’s first project is to produce a “Smithsonian quality” historical documentary based upon Pale’ Eric Forbes’ 26 years of research spanning 5 countries and the Marina Islands.  To accomplish this endeavor, in the interim, Manhita Chamorro will  produce a “movie trailer” introducing this project to the community to raise awareness and seek corporate and individual sponsorship for the project.

 Manhita Chamorro aims its efforts to educate the Chamorro people both living in the Mariana Islands and abroad of its rich culture and language through the study of its pre-war, World War II and modern day Guam not only through research of hard data but also through the recording of the man’amko before that generation and its perspective is lost.  Manhita Chamorro seeks to achieve this goal through engaging in projects that will utilize all aspects of media outreach such as video archiving, print media and the production of documentaries as well as through providing live workshops in communities who seek this knowledge.

Manhita Chamorro receives funding from Che’lu Inc., Bay Area Women’s Organization, Kutturan Chamoru Foundation and Guam Visitors Bureau.