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Morning Comes So Soon (review)

Morning Comes So Soon (review) the contemporary pacific · 21:2 (2009) Morning Comes So Soon. 2 dvds (ntsc), 85 minutes, color, 2008. Written and directed by Aaron Condon and Mike Cruz; produced by Small Island Films and Youth to Youth in Health. Languages: Marshallese, Mandarin, and English, with English subtitles (also behind-the-scenes footage and special features). Available for purchase from www.bikiniatoll.com, Majuro. United States and Canada: us$14.99; international: us$22.99. "Bwebwenato" storytelling and acting out dramatic tales is hardly a new phenomenon in the Marshall Islands, where communities often gather for church events or special celebrations to sing, dance, perform skits, and tell tales. In recent years, even Shakespearean plays combining Marshallese and Edwardian lore, in English and Marshallese, have become popular annual events. So it is no surprise that with the increasing accessibility and affordability of video technology, marrying bwebwenato with quality filmmaking was the next logical step. Morning Comes So Soon was a joint project funded by unesco and conceived by Majuro's "Youth to Youth in Health" program and directors Aaron Condon and Mike Cruz. This first feature-length film to come from the Republic of the Marshall Islands was a runaway hit when it premiered there in May 2008. The film eclipsed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Morning Comes So Soon (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 21 (2) – Aug 29, 2009

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the contemporary pacific · 21:2 (2009) Morning Comes So Soon. 2 dvds (ntsc), 85 minutes, color, 2008. Written and directed by Aaron Condon and Mike Cruz; produced by Small Island Films and Youth to Youth in Health. Languages: Marshallese, Mandarin, and English, with English subtitles (also behind-the-scenes footage and special features). Available for purchase from www.bikiniatoll.com, Majuro. United States and Canada: us$14.99; international: us$22.99. "Bwebwenato" storytelling and acting out dramatic tales is hardly a new phenomenon in the Marshall Islands, where communities often gather for church events or special celebrations to sing, dance, perform skits, and tell tales. In recent years, even Shakespearean plays combining Marshallese and Edwardian lore, in English and Marshallese, have become popular annual events. So it is no surprise that with the increasing accessibility and affordability of video technology, marrying bwebwenato with quality filmmaking was the next logical step. Morning Comes So Soon was a joint project funded by unesco and conceived by Majuro's "Youth to Youth in Health" program and directors Aaron Condon and Mike Cruz. This first feature-length film to come from the Republic of the Marshall Islands was a runaway hit when it premiered there in May 2008. The film eclipsed

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 29, 2009

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