The Peace Corps Volunteer who never returned, Jack Niedenthal, writes,

“We have exciting news about our recently released Marshallese feature film,
³Yokwe Bartowe,² directed and produced by myself and Suzanne Chutaro,
starring Lyel Tarkwon, Netha Gideon, Martha Horiuchi, Jefferson Paulis, Nica
Wase, and Billma Melson.

“We found out over the weekend that our film has been named as an official
selection for The Big Island “Talk Story” Film Festival (BIFF).  BIFF will
celebrate its fifth year May 12-16, 2010 at Mauna Lani Resort, “on location”
in two luxury hotels. Acclaimed by MovieMaker Magazine in its 2009 Top 25
“Coolest Film Festivals,” BIFF brings a slice of Hollywood life to Hawaii’s
Kohala Coast, with a full slate of 66 new narrative films, national
celebrities, social events and stellar Hawaiian music.

You can read more about our film, Yokwe Bartowe, here:

There is a glowing review of our film on the US based Film Threat website:

If you want to enjoy a short, funny scene from Yokwe Bartowe with the “2
Beer Gang” at the Flame Tree on YouTube, go here:

Thanks again for your support.  All the proceeds from our film go to the
Majuro Cooperative School.


Jack Niedenthal
Microwave Films of the Marshall Islands
PO Box 3131
Majuro, MH  96960
Phone: (from U.S.) 011-692-625-3177
Fax: (from U.S.) 011-692-625-3330
Cell: (from U.S.) 011-692-455-3177
Ña Noniep (I am the Good Fairy) (2009) website:
Yokwe Bartowe (Poor Bartowe) (2010) website:”