Hi Everyone,
I happy to announce that last night our 3rd Marshallese feature film, Lañinbwil’s Gift, won Best International Feature Film at the 4th Annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in Vancouver, Washington. In this festival there were over 300 films from 40 countries, so this is truly a great accomplishment for all of us who have worked so hard on these films over the past 4 years in an attempt to show young Marshallese people that their lives are worthy of exploration in film.

Today at the festival they will show all the winning films, so if you are in the Portland, Oregon area, our film is the last featured film on the schedule and will be shown at 6:30 PM at the Kiggins Theater on 1011 Main Street. I have included a lot of people on this email list who have helped Suzanne Chutaro and I over the past 4 years in the making of our films–you know who you are. I just wanted to take this time to thank you all for the encouragement and support. Kommol.

Sincerely,

Jack Niedenthal
Microwave Films of the Marshall Islands
http://www.microwavefilms.org/
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
E-mail: bikinijack@gmail.com
Ña Noniep (I am the Good Fairy) (2009) website:
http://www.microwavefilms.org/NaNoniep.html
Yokwe Bartowe (Poor Bartowe) (2010) website:
http://www.microwavefilms.org/YokweBartowe.html
Lañinbwil’s Gift (2011) website:
http://www.microwavefilms.org/Laninbwil.html