VANISHING SAIL — *Official Selection*
August 20, 2015
Lunenburg Doc Fest proudly announces VANISHING SAIL: The Story Of A Caribbean Tradition as an official selection!
The Grenadines are a small group of islands in the Lesser Antilles where the traditions of boatbuilding were once crucial to the survival of local communities skimming a living from the sea. Hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched here, more than anywhere in the West Indies.
Alwyn Enoe is one of the last wooden boatbuilders in the village of Windward, Carriacou. To keep the tradition alive, he decides to create a final vessel with his sons before the skills introduced by Scottish ancestors are lost forever.
“If this thing gone from here, everything gone, you know.” Alwyn Enoe
Featuring striking cinematography, rare archival footage, interviews with Caribbean sea captains, exciting sailing and subjects relating to our own regions’s history and industry, VANISHING SAIL is sure to entertain and capture the attention of all who have an interest in boatbuilding, sailing, sustainable community, and maritime history.
(Not in attendance)
Alexis Andrews was born in Greece and studied photography in London before sailing to Antigua, West Indies in 1985 to pursue work as a commercial photographer in the yachting industry. His iconic megayacht images have been featured in magazines & luxury charter advertising for over two and a half decades.
In 1997, he purchased an old Carriacou sloop that had sunk in Antigua, rebuilt the vessel and sailed her back to the Grenadines to meet her creator. This journey would spark a ten year photoessay tribute to the last boatbuilders of the island and the building of a new vessel.
The resulting Genesis project has inspired a wider interest in the region and the formation of the Unesco sponsored St. Barth’s West Indies Regatta where sloops & schooners return each year to take part in re-connecting the islands with traditional sail.
Vanishing Sail is his first film.
2015, Antigua & Barbuda & Carriacou (Grenada)
The Pearl Theatre, 37 Hall Street
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