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On The Map

Annalee Davis | Documentary | 30 mins | 2007 | Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago & Guyana | 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

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