As part of activities to mark National Day, The Independent Film Company Inc., producers of “Untold Stories”, in collaboration with Caribbean Cinemas, will host the first of a two-part epic documentary entitled, “The History of Saint Lucia”.
This documentary recounts our island’s geological evolution and uncovers the real story of our discovery. The History of Saint Lucia (Part One) traces the arrival of the first inhabitants from the Orinoko River, the truth about who actually discovered the island, the subsequent entry of the Europeans, and the importation of slaves from Africa.
The battles for fair Helen between the British and the French come alive. The true meaning of seven times British and seven times French, emancipation, indentured servants and of course, mother England’s contribution to the development of St. Lucia post emancipation is examined.
The film is based on the book entitled “A History of Saint Lucia” written by Guy Ellis, Robert Deveaux and Jolien Harmsen and promises to be the most comprehensive film ever produced to chronicle the island’s history from 50 million years ago up until the year 1913. Part II of the film will trace the events which have shaped us as a people for the last one 100 years from 1913 to 2013.
The Independent Film Company Inc. encourages all Saint Lucians to be a part of this creative National Day activity.
The film will debut formally at Sandals Grande under the auspices of Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy on Saturday, Dec 8 and will be available to the public for viewing at Caribbean Cinemas on December 10-11, 2012.
St. Lucians, we must remember – if the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and surest emancipation.