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BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa - Stronger Together: The Waterman's Way

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Blue Journey-Amerika Samoa - Stronger Together: The Waterman's Way is a film filmed and produced by Bruckner Chase, an ocean advocate, about his programs in Amerika Samoa and his unprecedented 9-mile crossing from from Aunu'u Island to Pago Pago, the main island of Amerika Samoa. The film was accepted into the 2014 Beneath the Waves Film Festival and is featured at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Scotland. It was funded by a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and nominated for the 2014 WOWSA Awards' World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

2014 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination[edit]

"When a community and culture has entwined itself with the ocean environment for over 3,000 years, there is much for outsiders and the younger generations to learn and appreciate. Bruckner Chase, working with a U.S. government grant along with local authorities and community leaders in Amerika Samoa, captured the essence of how the locals in the South Pacific island nation interact with their surrounding ocean with a fascinating documentary film. Motivational and educational, humbling and introspective, BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa-Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way is a film that re-energizes the next generation to learn and carry on the great oceanic traditions of the Samoan people. For highlighting the ways of local watermen, for establishing a curriculum infused with the Samoan DNA with contemporary thought, for documenting a lifestyle and mindset oriented at oneness with the marine environment, Bruckner Chase’s BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa - Stronger Together: The Waterman's Way is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

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2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

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Bruckner Chase's unprecedented 9-mile crossing from Aunu'u Island to Pago Pago, the main island of Amerika Samoa.

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