FLASHBACK: A scene from Panama Dreams being filmed at the Screw Dock, Cavan’s Lane, in September 2015. (FILE)
THE FREE SUNSET PREVIEW of Panama Dreams, a docudrama by Alison Saunders, will still take place as planned at 6:15 p.m. today at the Frank Collymore Hall.
The special event that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Independence, is hosted by the Frank Collymore Hall which is celebrating 30 years and film producers Blue Waters Productions, who are marking ten years.
This one-hour preview is open to the public and the event will include an art exhibition of paintings on the Panama Experience by Jacqueline Hinds.
Panama Dreams is a docudrama on a personal journey of discovery of the great Caribbean migration of thousands of Barbadians and other Caribbean people who left over 100 years ago to help build the Panama Canal and the fate of their descendants to the present day.
The film features dramatic sequences with well-known Barbadian actors in Adrian Green, Patrick Foster, Dy Brown, Philip Eno, Marcus Myers and others, with music by Andre Woodvine.
Shane Holford is Director of Photography and Editor, while makeup and hair are under the direction of Hollywood makeup artist Marietta Carter-Narcisse.
There will also be appearances by characters from the film, a silent auction and the sale of mementos and films.
Contributions are also invited to go towards the Panama Dreams Schools’ Programme to produce videos and a teacher’s guide for schools.
Panama Dreams was produced with the support of the Port of Barbados Inc., Arts and Sports Fund, Caribbean Export and SFa Communications as well as individual donors through crowdfunding. (PR)