Documentary about Dominica as a Sustainable Nation Screens at Film Festival in Barbados
Dominican-American filmmaker Wyatt Bardouille, along with her mother and sister, returned to Dominica in 2008 to make a film about her roots. Together, the women uncovered a much deeper story about the island and its history of devastating hurricanes, political upheaval and limited resources. The new documentary, Dominica: Charting a Future for Paradise, tells the story of how the Nature Island nation faces challenges in its continuing struggle for development in a competitive, global world. The film was just accepted into the Africa World Documentary Film Festival and will be screened at the University of the West Indies, EBCCI Cinematheque from March 8 to March 11, 2012. Please visit www.africaworldfilmfestival.com for exact date, time and ticket availability.
“This engaging 35-minute feature with powerful voices, striking visuals and iconic music, tells the Dominica story through those who have lived it,” said Mervin Matthew of GIS News, Dominica.
Like Barbados, Dominica is expanding from an economy based primarily on agriculture to one tapping the other gifts that nature has bestowed upon it. The film tells the remarkable story of how Dominicans, both local and abroad, are coming together to develop the “future industries” of ecotourism and green energy, and move agriculture in a more sustainable direction. It captures the essence of the island and its culture with brilliant imagery and evocative island music.
Good luck to Wyatt and Bardouille productions to the promotion of this film. I hope it does well in the film festival. Ecotourism and green energy is definitely a hot topic right now and I hope the Caribbean islands manage to ride that wave!