The Wind That Blows

Synopsis:  

In the mid-19th century, Yankee sailors taught the men living on Bequia, a small Caribbean island close to St. Vincent how to catch whales – and this tradition has been nurtured and proudly kept alive from generation to generation. Today, outside pressures – overt and covert – conspire to defeat the stout-hearted Bequia whalers. This story, about the conservation of whales and the unique identity of a tiny Caribbean island, challenges conventional thought about the impact of global conservation and modernization.

Awards:

  • Best Cinematography: Bloody Heroes Film Festival, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Audience Award Best Documentary: Bloody Heroes Film Festival
  • Official Entry: Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival,
  • Arts Festival, Bloody Heroes Film Festival
  • Others: Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, Whaleback Environmental Film

Director:  

Thomas Weston

Country:  

Bequia, USA

Year:  

2013

Length:  

59 min

Lan:  

English

Logline:  

A humble community on a tiny Caribbean island clings to its proud past.

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