Skip to main content

Lieweila: A Micronesian Story -The Carolinians (DVD)


The history of Refalawasch starting with early migrations up to modern life on a Saipan that is a mecca for tourism, cheap Asian labor and land developers.


“‘Lieweila’ is a monumental treasure, the value of which will grow with time.”Ramon G. Villagomez, former Justice, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court


Lieweila: A Micronesian Story: Narrated by Cinta Kaipat, a descendant of the first migrants, “The film tells the history of Refalawasch beginning with details of the early migrations and ending with the current situation in which the people from the northern islands now live on a Saipan that has become a Mecca for tourism, cheap Asian labor, and land developers. In this environment, it is difficult for the story of Refalawasch to remain relevant, and yet, as the film shows, there is a continuing effort to keep the story alive. The film’s narration is clear and personal. It is the voice of a woman who is part of the story and who works on behalf of her people’s interest. Although I can hardly get past its personal appeal to me, I think the film has broad educational value, especially in the context of learning about the struggle of Pacific Island people to hold on to their traditions in the face of wave after wave of economic and cultural colonization.” –Fred Blake, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii [Courtesy of the Landlocked Films website]

Read more at :

Additional information




There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.