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Panama Dreams (2017)

Logline

The search for descendants of an ancestor who left Barbados in the early 1900s to build the Panama Canal.

Synopsis

Panama Dreams transports the viewer on filmmaker Alison Saunders’ modern-day search for descendants of an ancestor who left Barbados in the early 1900s to build the Panama Canal – one of the seven wonders of the modern world. After five years of creating compelling re-enactments and collecting archival film and photos, as well as contemporary images and interviews, she tells a larger, poignant story of strength, endurance and sacrifice and uncovers troubling issues of race, class and power that face descendants of those canal workers in Panama, the West Indies, the USA and Cuba today.

Details

Feature (82mins) Documentary | Barbados | Panama

Language: English

Production

Directors: Alison Saunders

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