Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Jo-Jikum showcases new films

Jo-Jikum showcases new films

WILMER JOEL After completing two weeks of a Digital Film Workshop conducted by Chewy Lin and Kattil Kendall alongside the supervision of Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Jobod Silk, and Rosenet Timius, Jo-Jikum held a film presentation for the public that showed the film efforts of those involved in the workshop. Four newly created films were shown during […]

Youth dive into film world

Youth dive into film world

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum is behind a two-week digital storytelling workshop for high school students at the College of the Marshall Islands that wraps up Friday.Facilitating this workshop are Kathy Jetnil Jetnil-Kijiner, Rosenet Timius and Jobod Silk, while instructing the workshop are freelance photographer/filmmaker Chewy Lin and CMI Media Club Member Kattil Kendall. A total of […]

Climate art dazzles audience

Climate art dazzles audience

Wilmer Joel Just when we thought that the first ever Climate Week had enough activities to highlight issues for the public, a climate art showcase was formed. It was an event hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Jo-Jikum at Marshall Islands Resort inside the Lomalo Room. A line up of talented singers, […]

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum did it once again by pulling off a spectacular open mic session that featured many awe-inspiring performances and displays inside of the old library at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) last Friday. People of all ages took the mic and stole the show with their diverse talents including poetry, arts […]

One Word hits Majuro, Ebeye

One Word hits Majuro, Ebeye

The premiere of the latest Marshallese and German-made movie “One Word” had the audience starstruck at Jittak-En Saturday night with its rich cinematography and unerring documentation about climate change. The movie is the outcome of the collaboration between German film team Kameradisten (Comrades) directors Viviana and Mark Uriona and local non-profit organization Jo-Jikum.It features great […]

Climate ‘Midnight’ is close

Climate ‘Midnight’ is close

A three-part climate video series, “Fighting for our survival,” has been released by the climate action organization, 350.org. This includes a new climate video, “Midnight,” filmed in the Marshall Islands and featuring Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. “Midnight” was unveiled December 11 at the opening of the online event Kainaki II to COP 26 – Pacific Islands Forum […]

‘Your Home’ gets new HQ

‘Your Home’ gets new HQ

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum, which means “your home,” finally has a place to call home after years of working without a roof over the heads of its Earth Champions. Jo-Jikum Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner calls the NGO and its new headquarters a “labor of love” that has come a long way from its humble […]

Youth step up climate action

Youth step up climate action

KELLY LORENNIJ A panel for youth at the second National Climate Change Dialogue injected the passion and role of young leaders in social media, waste management, and the environment in combating climate change. Panel speakers included five “Earth Champions” — AJ Alik, Bryant Zebedy, Brandon Nathan, Walter Jinuna, and Cansecho Carmel — from the non-profit […]

Students, teachers try comics

Students, teachers try comics

A group of around 30 teachers got together last week at the Graphic Novel and Comic Workshop at the USP Long Island campus. A day earlier, a group of Ejit Elementary and Majuro Cooperative school students got together to do similar creative work. The workshops involved teachers and students in learning how graphic novels and […]

USP opens weaving house

USP opens weaving house

REBECCA LATHROP The University of the South Pacific campus at Long Island continues to evolve into a showcase university facility. The newest addition is a weaving house, designed with encouragement, guidance and technical advice from Irooj Michael Kabua and constructed by workers from Namu. Kabua cut the ribbon Monday morning, officially opening the weaving house […]