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Feature films and extended hours at American Memorial Park

(Press Release) — From June 10 to 15, American Memorial Park will join the island in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battles of Saipan and Tinian.

During this week, the American Memorial Park Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. (However, on Friday, June 15, the Visitor Center will close at 4 p.m. to allow staff to support the Walk of Honor scheduled for that evening.)

Starting at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., visitors are welcome to view the park film on a rolling basis. In addition, in the evenings there will be films related to WWII in the Marianas. The feature film schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 10

6 p.m.

“An Island Called Saipan: American Memorial Park Film” (10 minutes)

This will be the first screening the new film. Please join the park for this special showing!

“True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers” (60 minutes)

Tuesday, June 11

6 p.m.

“American Memorial Park Film” (10 minutes)

“East L.A. Marine: The Untold Story of Guy Gabaldon” (77 minutes)

Wednesday, June 12

6 p.m.

“An Island Called Saipan: American Memorial Park Film” (10 minutes)

“Witnesses to War.” Three short films featuring first person accounts of war in the Marianas from civilian survivors and 75th Anniversary Multimedia Exhibit presented by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council (70 minutes)

Thursday, June 13

6 p.m.

“We Drank Our Tears.”

Mount Carmel School and D&R Visuals proudly present the next films in the “We Drank Our Tears” series, a trilogy of short films about the civilian experience of indigenous Chamorros and Carolinians during the World War II battle on Saipan. As a follow up to last year’s stories from Francisco Babauta, Benjamin Abadilla, and Rafael Mafnas, the three new films are based on stories from Carmen Acosta, Sr. Antoineta Ada, and Rosa Agulto. Produced as part of the CNMI’s 75th anniversary commemoration of the end of the World War II battles in the islands, the three new films will be screened after an encore screening of the original trilogy.

Friday, June 14

There will be no film this evening. Please join the park and the community at the Veteran’s Memorial in Susupe at Kilili Beach for the candlelight Walk of Honor. Sign-in for the walk begins at 5:30 pm and the walk will commence at 6:30 p.m. The Visitor Center will close at 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 15

6 p.m.

“An Island Called Saipan: American Memorial Park Film” (10 minutes)

“Witnesses to War.” Three short films featuring first person accounts of war in the Marianas from civilian survivors and 75th Anniversary Multimedia Exhibit presented by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council (70 minutes)