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LOGLINE:Intra-Caribbean migration from Guyana to Barbados.
DIRECTED BY: Annalee DavisDocumentary | Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago & Guyana | 2007 | 30 mins | English |
The film debunks the myth of a unified, “laid back” Caribbean culture by exposing how Caribbean people treat themselves as ‘other’. By questioning the notion of a merged Caribbean, the film asks difficult questions: Have regional institutions failed to advance integration? Will political leaders sacrifice sovereign power for a shared power under increasing regional governance? Is the CSME interested in the lives and dreams of poor, unskilled Caribbean nationals? Includes interviews with: Mas man Peter Minshall; poet Kamau Brathwaite; playwright/performer Michael Gilkes; and, musician Wendell Manwarren, among others. Notable Festivals & Screenings: 4th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Film Festival, Atlanta, GA; 9th DC Caribbean Filmfest 2009 Decima Bienial de la Habana, Cuba; 3rd Annual Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival; CARIFESTA X, Guyana; Roxbury Film Festival, Boston; Orlando’s 1st Caribbean Film Festival; ReelWorld Film Festival; Brooklyn Museum of Art Barbados International Film Festival.