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Vanishing Sail

Vanishing Sail

Vanishing Sail

Vanishing Sail, award winning Caribbean feature documentary has been making waves all over the world at film festivals and special event screenings. Now West Indies boatbuilding culture comes to Saint Leonards-on-Sea when the beautiful Kino-Teatr will resonate with the sound of caulking mallets on a wooden hull taking shape on a beach in Carriacou, the Land of Reefs! Justin Sihera, producer at Indian Creek Films writes.

“If this thing gone from here, everything gone you know…”

Alwyn Enoe

On the island of Carriacou in the West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed there centuries ago. The film follows Alwyn’s journey over three years, from hauling trees with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony. Stories of the old Caribbean – trading by sail and smuggling contraband – interweave a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island community.

“A fascinating story of personal perseverance, ribald tales of smuggling at sea and the completion of the beautiful wooden sloop in a race against time to enter the thrilling Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.” Wooden Boat

“An insightful and poignant documentary that is part social history
and part Herzogian portrait of resilience and determination in a
far-flung locale.” Indiewire

“A haunting, captivating story that will pull heart-strings and etch in
the mind of every viewer.” Classic Boat

“Beautiful…” Derek Walcott

Vanishing Sail: Kino Teatr, 43-49 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea. Screening time: Thursday, 12 October 2017 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Book tickets via eventbrite: Vanishing Sail.

Posted 12:21 Monday, Oct 9, 2017 In: Film


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