Vanishing Sail Set to Premiere in St. Barths

This just in from Alexis Andrews, director/producer/writer/cinematographer of the film Vanishing Sail:

“We will be premiering our film @ the 20th Anniversary St. Barth Film Festival on April 30th – with the last remaining Sloops & Schooners of the West Indies in attendance on the dock in Gustavia.

The event will be followed by the West Indies Regatta – “Reconnecting the Islands with Traditional Sail”. There will be further screenings at Film Festivals in the USA & Europe during the summer and fall. We shall of course notify you about these a well as eventual distribution and DVD availability.

We are really excited to be bringing this film to the world and we thank you for your interest!”

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About the film: Filmed in the Grenadines, Vanishing Sail tells the story of trading by sail in the West Indies, and follows a community of boat builders in Carriacou who struggle to maintain their tenuous grip on a dying skill.

Through a collection of dramatic sailing scenes, rare archival footage and unprecedented interviews with the last old, Caribbean Sea Captains, Vanishing Sail seeks to preserve the legacy of boatbuilding in the Grenadines, introduced by Scottish settlers in the 19th century, and hopes to revive interest in the art form before it expires on the heels of progress.

Blogger’s note: Alexis Andrews has lived in Antigua for a long stretch. He is a photographer. I first met him when I interviewed him about his coffee table book Images Antigua Barbuda.

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