Oceania on the Reel Presents: Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan

This film is based on a beloved classic legend from the island of Guam. It tells the story of how a young Chamoru girl finds the strength, wisdom, and courage to lead the women of Guåhan (Guam) into battle against a giant creature from the Marianas trench that is devouring their island home. Maisa is the first animated film to feature the indigenous Chamorro language of Guam.


  • Talk story with Maisa Director and Twiddle Productions CEO, Michael Q. Ceballos!
  • Maisa coloring station for kids!
  • Chamorro food for purchase from Chamorro Grindz!

Oceania on the Reel is co-sponsored by the UH Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Chaminade University’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and Bess Press.

Municipal parking lots located across the street with entrances at 11th, 12th, and Koko Head Avenue.

This event is free and open to the public. Families with children are especially welcome!  To help us plan, please indicate your intent to attend by visiting: http://go.hawaii.edu/5yf

Sunday, March 18 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Bess Press, 3565 Harding Avenue

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