Under the American Sun, an independently produced 60-minute film documentary currently in production, will trace the history of Filipino-American immigrants to Guam who resided in Camp Roxas in Agat after World War II as part of the military reconstruction effort.
Preliminary funding was provided through the Guam Humanities Council by the National Endowment for Humanities for a photo exhibit, discussion series and a 10-minute introductory film. When funding was discontinued (1) (2) through the Guam Humanities Council, the Camp Roxas Film Project pursued alternate grant funding as an independent film documentary. The film is currently in post-production and awaiting completion for international broadcast.
Under the American Sun (Camp Roxas Film Project), Bernie Provido Schumann, P.O. Box 5307, Hagatna, GU 96932
From the private collection of Jovito & Pilar Malilay (used with permission)
Director Burt Sardoma and Producer Bernadette Provido Schumann stand in front of aged concrete columns, now in ruins, that once held a welcome sign to the Camp Roxas Recreation Center. (Camp Roxas Film Project photo)
Click HERE to view Under the American Sun (12-minute version)
This is not an official list. The names shown here were compiled at the request of Camp Roxas descendants from several sources and from voluntary submissions. This list originally was not intended for public use and names may be omitted. This list represents only a small fraction of thousands of unaccounted names and is for informational purposes only.
Camp Roxas families group photo at Nov. 26, 2013 Agat Village Market.
Bernie Provido Schumann received the 2014 Gawad Ulirang Pilipino award, media category, for her work regarding Under the American Sun - Camp Roxas Film Project. The award was sponsored by the Filipino Community of Guam, in partnership with IPE (Shell Guam) and IT&E.
Camp Roxas ship manifests from 1947 to 1957 compiled by Under the American Sun have been released to Iloilo International Association for distribution. Please send your contact information to Cynthia Nisay, president, Iloilo International Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preference will be given to interested persons and/or their representatives attending the June 15, 2019 presentation. First preference will be given to Camp Roxas descendants and families. Supplies are extremely limited. You will be contacted when they are available.
USAT Daniel I. Sultan Passenger Manifest
Nov. 20, 1949, Iloilo to Guam
Led by Fermin Zapanta Sr., Camp Roxas labor superintendent
Documenting the arrival of Felixberto Sardoma, Sr., father of Director Burt Sardoma
"Remembering Camp Roxas" Hita Talk, sponsored by Guam Museum on June 15, 2019, featured the short film, "Under the American Sun," presented by Burt Sardoma Jr. Bernie Schumann and JoAnna Renee Delfin facilitated the panel discussion. Guest panelists were Peter Judicpa, Cynthia Nisay, Josephine Garrido, Larry Panaguiton, Patrick Luces and Darlene Moore.
During the June 15, 2019 "Remembering Camp Roxas" Hita Talk at the Guam Museum, archeologist Darlene Moore of Micronesian Archeological Services described an alcove discovered by Filipino Sumitomo construction workers clearing the site of the former Camp Roxas chapel for the Agat-Santa Rita Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Click HERE to download 2018 archeological report submitted to Guam Waterworks Authorithy).