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.
Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago & Guyana
Intra-Caribbean migration from Guyana to Barbados.