Caribbean American Heritage Month: DC Caribbean Film Fest

VANISHING SAIL – Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm

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. Though hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched and built there, those skills have all but vanished from the region. Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boat-builders in his village, practicing a trade passed down over generations from the original Scottish settlers. He is approaching his seventies, and, with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one final sailing vessel, with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.

Caribbean Spirit Award, 2015 Caribbean Tales Film Festival; People’s Choice Award, Best Feature Documentary, 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. DIR/SCR Alexis Andrews; PROD Justin Sihera. Antigua and Barbuda/Grenada/St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 2015, color, 88 min, DCP. In English. NOT RATED

Directors: Alexis Andrews

Run Time: 88 Minutes

Genre: Documentary