Year: Currently in Post-production
Filmed over five years, ISLAND SOLDIER traverses thousands of miles to capture the experiences of Sapuro and Arthur Nena, US Army soldiers from the same small island of Kosrae, whose lives are resigned to different fates. The Federated States of Micronesia is a remote US territory with only 100,000 inhabitants, nearly all of whom are connected to the military directly or indirectly through family. Still immersed in a subsistence economy, the military offers opportunity – yet it can come at a very high cost.
Director Nathan Fitch deftly navigates the complex scenario facing these soldiers and their families, as tragedy unites strangers, and a small island nation’s future appears uncertain.