Jilel: The Calling of the Shell 2014 Ages 12+

8.45PM Fri 29 Mar 2019 (1hr 18mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

“Jilel: The Calling of the Shell is the story of Molina, a young Marshallese girl who is confronted for the first time with the idea that her island—her beloved homeland—is vanishing because of the rising seas caused by world-wide global warming. The most cherished person in Molina’s life is her grandmother, Bubu Titi.  On her deathbed, as the old woman draws her last breaths, she bequeaths to Molina a Jilel, a gorgeous shell that has been in the family for centuries.  The old woman’s last words implore the deeply saddened Molina to treasure and to protect the shell because of its immense power.” – Microwave Films

CREDITS

DIGITAL, STEREO, COLOUR, 78 MINUTES, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MARSHALLESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/PRODUCERS: JACK NIEDENTHAL, SUZANNE CHUTARO / SCRIPT: JACK NIEDENTHAL / CAST: TOLFINA FAKATOU, JUKO NIEDENTHAL, NITEN ANNI, NETHA GIDEON / MUSIC: LES ANJOLOK, NITEN ANNI, STEVE LATIN-KASPER, LULANI RITOK / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MIRCROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP