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VANISHING SAILS Adds Another Award To Collection

  • Written by  Rawle Paterson
A proud Alexis Andrews with award at the Trinidad and Tobago film festival A proud Alexis Andrews with award at the Trinidad and Tobago film festival

The unique shipwright industry of Carriacou continues to gain global recognition as the documentary “Vanishing sails” has captured yet another major award.

Early last month the film secured the Caribbean Spirit award at the Toronto Festival and only last week secured the Trinidad and Tobago People’s Choice award for best documented film.  This has been another major achievement for not only the founder and director Alexis Andrews and producer, Justin Sihera but for the tourism promotional values of Carriacou and by extension the tri island state. 

The documentary, which showcases the depth of the shipwright industry in the boat building community of Windward, serves to highlight the significant role currently being played by veteran shipwright Alwyn Enoe and his sons.

Andrews was born in Greece and studied photography in London before moving to Antigua in 1985 to work as a commercial photographer in the yachting industry.

Combined with his natural eye for framing, creativity and composition, Andrews’ natural love for boat-building, sailing, as well as his respect for Alwyn, gives the film beautiful buoyancy. Andrews has lived in Antigua since 1895 and has been visiting Carriacou for over a decade, during which time he was able to build a boat with Alwyn, the Genesis.

“Through mapping the creation of this vessel, Andrews gives the audience the ability to witness the miracle of creation” according to an extract from an online report.

There are plans to feature the increasingly globally popular “Vanishing Sails” throughout the tri island state before year’s end.

 

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