DIRECTOR – Vanessa Warheit

The Insular Empire is a documentary about the Mariana Islands, which include the U.S. Territory of Guam and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The film follows four residents of the Marianas who have different views and struggles with their relationship to the U.S. Through their experiences, we see a perspective of U.S. democracy that is far from ideal. I composed the score with Todd Boekelheide, featuring Gus Kaipat, a ukelele player and singer from Saipan. Film Site.