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Island Soldier

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 (map)

Brava presents Nathan Fitch's

Island Soldier


Tickets for this event are no longer available online but may be purchased at the door.

The untold story of Micronesian soldiers fighting for their piece of the American Dream and the future of a small island nation.

Island Soldier follows members of the Nena family from one of the most remote islands in the world to the training grounds of Texas and the battlefields in Afghanistan. The death of Sapuro “Sapp” Nena in Afghanistan makes waves through his tiny home island of Kosrae - where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. Military directly or through family members. In an attempt to heal from his own deep wounds, Sapuro’s best friend in the Army, Mario Robles, heads to Kosrae with his family to meet Sapp’s parents for the first time and pay his respects on Veteran’s Day. It is an emotional gathering of two families, from opposite sides of the world, brought together by loss, love and honor.

The screening will open with the two short films, Anointed by Daniel Lin, and Crossing Spaces by Lola Quan Bautista and Shirley Thompson.

Please join us after the screenings for a post-show discussion with Masters of the Currents creators Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng. Masters of the Currents is a community workshopped play that follows the story of recent newcomers from Micronesia who have fled their island nations due to environmental and economic pressures. Masters of the Currents will have its West Coast premiere at Brava Theater Center on October 19. For more information on the play and to purchase tickets, please visit the MOTC event page.

Tickets for the screening are $12. We are also offering discounted student tickets for $8.

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