Grenada: The Future Coming Towards Us
Camera / Editing: John Douglas
Direction / Script: Carmen Ashhurst, John Douglas, Samori Marksman
Narrator: Vinie Burroughs
On 13 March 1979, while Eric Gairy was out of Grenada, "the real revolutionaries" of the New Jewel Movement (NJM) under the leadership of Comrade Maurice Bishop masterminded "a successful armed takeover of the True Blue army barracks and the island's sole radio station." On that day, the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada (PRG) was born. Complete just months prior to the fall 1983 U.S. invasion, this documentary examines the aims and accomplishments of the New Jewel Movement led by Maurice Bishop and the reasons for the American military action.
The filming was completed shortly before the tragedies of October 1983 in this colorful work produced by the Caribbean Research Institute. John Douglas produced, filmed and edited the full-color work, and was co-directed by Carmen Ashurst and Samori Marksman and Douglas. Vinie Burroughs is the narrator of this 55-minute film. The film is listed as a documentary on the Grenadian Revolution, traces Grenada’s early history, analyzes the impact of European colonialism and explain the evolution of modern Grenadian society. Much footage of Grenadians - [the executed] Maurice Bishop, Caldwell Taylor, Dessima Williams, Valerie Cornwall, Candia Alleyne, Bernard Coard, Phyllis Coard, [the murdered] Fitzroy Bain, George Nurse, Brian Beggs, Claudette Pitt, [the late] Dorcas Braveboy, among others.
The film is distributed by Cinema Guild.
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