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Sail was once the life blood of the Caribbean. The film tells the compelling story of a tradition on the verge of extinction.
Sail was once the life blood of the Caribbean. The film tells the compelling story of a tradition on the verge of extinction.
Sail was once the life blood of the Caribbean. The film tells the compelling story of a tradition on the verge of extinction.
355 backers pledged $62,023 to help bring this project to life.

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Three more screenings in September!

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Dear Backers,

We have been invited to screen our film in three more really cool film festivals next month and look forward to seeing some of you there!

Sep 11: Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, USA 

Sep 27: Lunenburg Documentary Film Festival Nova Scotia, CA

Sep 26: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Port of Spain T&T

Award + upcoming screenings in Spain, Canada & Netherlands.

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Rhode Island International Film Festival has awarded our film a Grand Prize DIRECTORIAL DISCOVERY AWARD: Presented to a director whose outstanding work on a short or feature film represents a new unique and compelling vision that will resonate well into the future!

 It was wonderful to see many of our backers in the audience @ Newport!

Our next screenings:

September 4th, SAIL IN Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain.

September 14th, Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.

September 24th, Ambacht in Beeld Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Please let us know if you would like to attend any of these events - ticket info & updates will be posted here: Facebook.com/vanishingsail

Thank you for your support!!

Canada Premiere - Toronto

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Hello Backers,  

We have more great news for you - our film has been selected to screen in Toronto at the 10th Anniversary Caribbean Tales Film Festival!

We very much look forward to bringing our story to one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world on September 14th, @ The Royal Theatre - in case any of you wonderful backers would like to join us for the Canadian Premiere! 

Meanwhile if any of you [or your friends or relatives] are in the Newport, RI area, please know you are invited to our pre-party on August 5th...Rum & Goat Curry will be served!

 With Thanks & Respect!

U.S. Premiere in Newport!

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Hello Backers, 

We have some exciting news for you - our film has been selected to screen in Newport with the Rhode Island International Film Festival!

It has been a long and winding journey to complete this film and it is with huge thanks & respect to the community of Windward, Carriacou that we begin sharing this story with the world.

The event will take place @ Newport's historic art house cinema The Jane Pickens Theatre August 5th, 7:30pm. If any of you wonderful people are in the area and would like to join us for the U.S. Premiere, do send us a message.

Thank you again for your support during those early stages!

Screening @ the Source

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Before we take the film to festivals worldwide, there was one pressing issue. Alwyn Enoe, our main character could not make it to the premiere, so we decided to set sail right away from St. Barth's to Carriacou along the old smuggling route - this time with a different cargo: a projector and giant screen!  

On arrival in Windward we set up the outdoor theatre at the Dover Primary School where the community gathered eagerly to take their seats.

The crowd grew to over 200 people as they watched for familar faces and all stood and cheered at the ending & final resolution of the film. A very touching moment for all — especially Alwyn, who had not seen any of his footage during the 5 years of filming.

A big thank you to the community of Windward for their wonderful support and encouragement & to ALL our Kickstarter backers for being part of making this happen!

Submissions to film festivals have now been made — stay tuned to find out when Vanishing Sail is coming to a location near you!