Island Soldier – our new trailer

Iʻm proud to serve as the Consultant and Cultural Advisor for the soon-to-be-released documentary film, Island Soldier. Directed & produced by Nathan Fitch (former Peace Corps Volunteer in Kosrae, FSM), Island Soldier is about Micronesian citizens serving in the US military.  I believe the film will bring some awareness to the future of the small island nation of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the strategic recruitment of our young citizens, and the injustices of disservice to our island veterans and Gold Star parents. Whether you support the military or not, this documentary simply tells another view from the voices of our people who are most  positively and negatively impacted by this “special relationship” between the US and the Micronesian island nations of FSM, Marshall Islands, and Palau. Hereʻs the link to the trailer above:

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Vid Raatior

Vid is the founder of Raatior Ventures. He is an educator by training and a social entrepreneur by vocation. Originally from Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Vid lives in Hilo, Hawaii, works at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, attends UH Manoa, and is the founder of a number of Pacific focused initiatives. Previously, he served for over 10 years at Santa Clara University, 5 years as a teacher and Assistant Director at Xavier High School in Micronesia.