The award winning film, Vanishing Sail is launching online just in time for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta which features in the film. This critically acclaimed documentary follows the adventures of legendary Caribbean boat builder Alywn Enoe as he struggles to complete a traditional racing sloop in time for the Regatta. His is a dying art and his mission is to train his sons to keep these skills alive.

 

The Story of a Caribbean Tradition

vanishing sail movieHaving completed a successful film festival run winning 7 awards, and 80 special screenings in 23 countries this mesmerizing piece of cinema is now going to be available to screen online, in the run up to the Antigua Yacht Regatta 2018. Premiering on Easter Monday, April 2nd, the film will be shown exclusively on Vimeo on Demand: the high quality streaming platform for independent film.

Five years in the making, Vanishing Sail touches on many emotive themes: the importance of local culture and tradition; the challenges facing small islands; the struggle of young people finding their place in the world and the power of community to heal wounds, create beauty and ultimately overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

With a backdrop of Caribbean island life, rich in music, humour and the daring deeds of sailors and smugglers, the adventure is as entertaining as it is illuminating.

 

The timeless story continues to resonate with audiences at arthouse cinemas, unique venues and events, regattas, special historical and cultural institutions including Unesco World Heritage sites and coastal communities around the world. This online launch is the start of a voyage to connect with wider audiences beyond just lovers of the sea, islands and craft.

“Bringing the film to a wider audience has always been the main goal of the Vanishing Sail project, to preserve the legacy of traditional wooden boatbuilding in the Caribbean & inspire creativity wherever important skills are in danger of being lost” Alexis Andrews, Director

 

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