A Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific

Recorded in 1983 during a ten-day gathering in Vanuatu, a newly independent island nation in the south Pacific that had recently declared itself a nuclear-free zone, this program takes a look at the Pacific-wide movement towards independence and de-nuclearization.

 
Testimony is presented by Pacific islanders and Pacific Rim representatives who experience various aspects of the nuclear cycle, from uranium mining in Australia and Canada to nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands and Tahiti. Health, social, economic, military and political effects of the nuclear presence in the Pacific are the subject of the conference and the focus of a march through downtown Port Vila to the French consulate on Bastille Day.
 
Music by the Huarere String Band.
 
Appearing
 
Hawai‘i
Harry Kunihi Mitchell, Anum Kealamakia, Davianna McGregor, Emmett Aluli, Moanikeala Akaka, Kuumealoha Gomes, Collette Machado, Nelson Foster
 
Vanuatu
Hilda Lini, Barak Sope, Sethy Regenvanu
 
Papua New Guinea
Ted Diro
 
Belau
Roman Bedor, Tina Rehuher
 
Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Ripeka Evans, Owen Wilkes
 
Kanaky (New Caledonia)
Jann Uregei, Octava Togna
 
Tahiti
Charlie Ching, Myron Mataoa
 
Samoa
Tavita Amosa, Bernadette Pereira
 
Philippines
Jaime Guererro, Sr. Aida Velasquez
 
Marshall Islands
Biram Stege
 
Japan
Gus Yokoyama
 
Australia
Shorty O'Neill
 
Fiji
Suliana Siwatibau, William Sutherland
 
East Timor
Abilio Arauji
 
Niue
Rev. Afele Paea
 
Canada
Ron Lameman, Sr. Rosalie Bertel
 
Guam
Hope Cristobal, Marilyn Manibusan
 
1983
length: 1 hour
 
Broadcast/cablecast
Hawai‘i Public Television (PBS Hawai‘i)
Hawai‘i public access channels
Free Speech TV
 
Screening
Hawai‘i International Film Festival
 

 

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