June 7, 2019

Our Island’s Treasure Video

Filed under: news — Tags: — okinawacollection @ 2:00 PM

A high school student in Oregon, who is an American with Okinawan ancestry, created a video concerning the environment in Henoko.

The creator, YONAMINE Kaiya, is 17-year old. She wrote:

My name is Kaiya, and I am a 17-year old Okinawan American high school student from Portland, Oregon. I recently went back to Henoko because I was frustrated with the silence of the media around this crisis. I wanted to make a documentary to show the world what’s happening. This is my documentary, “Our Island’s Treasure,” that focuses on the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the fight by native Uchinanchu people to protect it. This is an emergency.

私の名前はカイヤです。17歳です。私はウチナーンチュの2世でオレゴン州のポートランドに住んでいます。アメリカでは辺野古のニュースが流れてないので自分でドキュメンタリーを作って世界に辺野古の事を見せようと思い、最近大好きな沖縄に戻りました。「私達の島の宝」と言うドキュメンタリーです。ぜひシェアしてください。宜しくお願いします。

The Okinawa Times reported her effort on April 3, 2019.

“Kichimondai Okinawa to Bei [United States] tsunagu,” The Okinawa Times, April 3, 2019. / 「基地問題 沖縄と米つなぐ」、沖縄タイムス、2019年4月3日。