Coming Soon to the Guam Museum: Mele Murals
The Senator Antonio Palomo Guam Museum, in partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) and the Guam International Film Festival (GIFF),presents the PIC Exchange featuring the documentary, Mele Murals, on Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m.
The screening of Mele Murals comes on the heels of the Guam Spraycation, which involved the painting of a series of murals that took place May 25 to June 3. Led by international muralist Tristan Eaton, artists from across the US, Europe and South Africa teamed up with local artists to create works of art across the island.
Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists - Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) – a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea. Through their stories Mele Murals shows how public art and Native Hawaiian traditions transform the artists, students and community.
Mele Murals was winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2016 Guam International Film Festival.
PIC Exchange is a screening series that aims to create awareness and engage communities in an inclusive way to share, learn and discuss topics that are important to the Pacific and its people. As part of the series, a panel discussion held after the screening will include local delegates of Guam Spraycation 2018 - Guam Art Exhibit representatives Joshua Agerstrand and Jeffry Ejan, with OPAKE representatives Tim Deleon Guerrero (aka Sois), Jerome Daco (aka Hief), and Shaun Juan (aka Guiy)
The mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talents that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. PIC serves the islands of Guam, Hawaii and American Samoa.
In its 8th year, the Guam International Film Festival is open for submissions and will be held again at the Guam Museum beginning October 3rd.