“Cities of the Caribbean”

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) screened the documentary Cities of the Caribbean by Martiniquan filmmaker Patrick Baucelin on Wednesday at the Grenada National Museum in recognition of Caribbean Tourism Month. Seventy (70) students, tourists, and enthusiasts looked on as the 70–minute film toured 31 islands of the Caribbean.

Students eagerly look on at the Cities of the Caribbean at the documentary screening hosted by the GTA
Students eagerly look on at the Cities of the Caribbean at the documentary screening hosted by the GTA

The character of St George’s, the capital of Grenada was captured in the documentary that took four years to complete. Beginning with mention of the 1650s French presence, it showcased the vibrant Carenage and its Christ of the Deep’s statue, the Georgian architecture of the city’s churches and buildings, and the Sendall Tunnel that connects the harbour to the Esplanade. Highlights of steelpan, the cricket stadium, and the fish market exhibited the cultural elements of the people of Grenada.

“I endeavour to unite the Caribbean through knowledge of our cultural heritage and geography, which can in turn encourage increased cultural exchanges and regional tourism,” said Author, Director and Producer, Mr. Baucelin who joined the screening from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship.

“The documentary not only benefits our CPEA tourism project, but can be used throughout the school for Social Studies and Geography,” said Ms. Bowen, Grade 6 teacher from the St. George’s Methodist School.

Cities of the Caribbean will be aired throughout the Caribbean region and will be featured at various film festivals in the United States of America. Mr. Baucelin’s previous film, Fortresses of the Caribbean also featured Grenada and received numerous awards of excellence.

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