America ReFramed: Island Soldier
Airs on SO PBS World Tuesday, July 13 at 5 p.m.
Island Soldier | Promo
The unrecognized sacrifices of foreign soldiers who fight America's wars.
Filmed in Kosrae, Micronesia, Island Soldier follows the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son, Sapuro “Sapp” Nena. His death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. Military. Known as a "recruiter's paradise," Micronesia, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the American armed forces, who cannot receive benefits. Yet, scores of young men leave their families behind in pursuit of the American Dream.
This WORLD exclusive is available in Passport now through 11/21/21