Scenes of Castries are featured on a latest film on Caribbean tourism produced by filmmaker Patrick Baucelin of Martinique.
St. Lucians can anticipate the release of the 70-minute documentary, Cities of the Caribbean (Villes des Iles de la Caraïbe) on June 11.
Baucelin, the writer, director and producer of the project, will make 5000 free DVDs of the documentary at schools, libraries, public administrations and tourists boards in each of the countries presented in the film.
It is also expected to be aired on local TV here.
Baucelin directs and produces documentary films mainly aimed at highlighting the cultural heritage of his country and Caribbean. He wants to foster cultural and tourist exchanges among Caribbean islands.
The towns of Barbados, Antigua, Curacao, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Maarten and Haiti, are some of the countries in which Baucelin shot the project. It was an initiative co-funded under the INTERREG IV Caribbean Programme.
Baucelin is hoping to visit the countries to launch the project through press conferences.
The DVD will be available in French English and Spanish.
His 2012 documentary – “Secrets of the Fortresses of the Caribbean” won nine international awards including one at the New York Film Festival and a gold award at Houston Film Festival.