I just received an email from Kel Muna informing me that AWT has been nominated as a finalist in the “Made in the Marianas” category of the 2014 Guam International Film Festival. I am so very pleased! I must recognize Rosanna Perez Barcinas who encouraged me to submit the production to the Film Festival. I was reluctant to do so and frankly wouldn’t have without her encouragement! This nomination is a testament to the hard work of the cast and crew! Thank you all so much! I also send out my appreciation to all those who provided and otherwise supported me in this endeavor. It wouldn’t have happened with out you all.
Please plan to attend the screening at the Agana Center Stadium Theaters on September 23rd at 6:15 p.m.
Across The Water in Time documents the search for evidence of John Paris, a resident of Hawaii in Guam. John Paris died in Honolulu in 1928. He is buried next to his wife on the grounds of Oahu’s Kawaiaha`o Church. This Church was the first Christian Church built in Hawaii, and the church where John married his wife Pauelua in 1877. John and his wife had three sons and two daughters.
It would take over 80 years for a descendant to start looking for the origins of her great-grandfather. With no knowledge of his life beyond the Hawaiian Islands, Yolanda Paris Sugimoto reached out to a researcher on Guam to help learn about the roots of her ancestor. The ensuing research would take the two on a journey across the ocean and back in time and yield surprising results that neither could have anticipated.
Visit www.acrossthewaterintime.com for more information about this project.