Award-winning feature documentary film Vanishing Sail: The Story of a Caribbean Tradition is calling into Devon and Cornwall.
The film has already popped into the Flavel, Dartmouth, with a special introduction by Professor Mark Horton, television presenter and writer and a post screening Q&A with producer Justin Sihera.
The synopsis begins: ‘In 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’. The film follows Alwyn Enoe, one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 18th century.
Up against productions from from industry giants Lionsgate, Channel 4, BBC and the Royal Navy, Vanishing Sail, a humble indie film about a boatbuilder on a small Caribbean island, has been chosen as winner of the Donald Gosling Award for Best Television or Film in 2017.
The film will be calling into the Plymouth Arts Centre and The Poly, Falmouth during November.