There are an estimated 12,000 -14,000 Marshallese in Arkansas. And like other
Micronesians, through the Compact of Free Association, they are able to live, work
and go to school in the US… And serve in the US military. ISLAND SOLDIER is a
powerful new documentary about the role of island soldiers serving in the United
States Armed Forces.
The Jones Center
922 East Emma Ave
Saturday, September 9th @ 7PM
Doors open at 6:30
Q&A with Marshallese veterans and filmmaker, Nathan Fitch
Seating is limited
The death of Sapuro “Sapp” Nena in Afghanistan makes waves through his tiny home island of Kosrae, an island not unlike those in the Marshall Islands, where many are connected to the U.S. Military directly or through family members. In an attempt to heal from his own deep wounds, Sapuro’s best friend in the Army, Mario Robles, heads to the island to meet Sapp’s parents for the first time and pay his respects on Veteran’s Day. It is an emotional gathering of two families, from opposite sides of the world, brought together by loss, love and honor, and echoing the experiences of many families from the Marshall Islands living right here in Arkansas.