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    about the Mariana Islands’ troubled relationship with the United States, and what it means to be a colonial subject of the greatest democracy on Earth. Browse this site, and visit our blog, to learn more about the film and what is happening in the Mariana Islands.
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    For generations, the islands’ indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people have been fighting, and dying, under the stars and stripes – but they can't vote for the US commander-in-chief.

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    "We have to hang on to every little glimmer of hope that we can. It’s the only thing that we have. The US has not given us anything, other than the military."

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    "The ultimate goal is statehood."

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    "Being an American citizen means being part of the greatest nation, the most humanitarian nation, in the world."

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    "I still feel today, that we would be better off as an independent nation."

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