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  • War for Guam traces the enduring legacy from World War II in Guam, and how the native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military.

    War for Guam traces the enduring legacy from World War II in Guam, and how the native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military.

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  • Chamorro children with American flags after liberation, 1944.

    Chamorro children with American flags after liberation, 1944.

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  • Chammorro children in class before WWII

    Chammorro children in class before WWII

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  • Antonio Artero Sr. Receives Medal of Freedom

    Antonio Artero Sr. Receives Medal of Freedom

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  • Portrait of Father Duenas before WWII

    Portrait of Father Duenas before WWII

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  • Portrait of George Tweed

    Portrait of George Tweed

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  • Antonio Artero Jr. in front of expropriated land

    Antonio Artero Jr. in front of expropriated land

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  • Frances Negrón-Muntaner

    Frances Negrón-Muntaner

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The Film

War for Guam traces the enduring legacy from World War II in Guam, a U.S. territory since 1898, and how the native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military. Through rare archival footage, contemporary film, and testimonies of survivors and their descendants, the story is told from various points of view, including from war survivors like Antonio Artero, Jr., whose father was awarded one of the first Medals of Freedom for his heroic deeds in protecting American lives; and two key historical figures, Radioman George Tweed and Father Jesus Baza Duenas.

The Filmmakers

  1. Frances Negrón-MuntanerProducer/Director
  2. Cris Borja-SumbiProducer
  3. Baltazar AguonCo-Producer