Yurumein (Homeland, 2014) presents the untold story of Carib/Garifuna resistance against slavery that deserves its place in the annals of the African Diaspora. The film recounts the painful past of the Caribs on St Vincent and the extermination of scores of their ancestors at the hands of the British, while building an intimate portrait of Garifuna culture-in-transition today. The film gives firsthand accounts from both Carib descendents who remain on the island of St Vincent and voices of returning descendents whose ancestors were exiled to Central America—where Garifuna traditional culture was able to survive and flourish.

Caribbean Creativity served as one of the official backers of Yurumein.

Dir: Andrea Leland | 2014 | St. Vincent/USA | Documentary

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