From Andrea Leland, the director of The Garifuna Journey and 3 other award-winning films on Caribbean and Latin American culture
Yurumein is a 50-min documentary that tells a unique story deserving of a place in the annals of the African Diaspora: that of the Carib/Garifuna resistance to slavery in St. Vincent. Yurumein recounts the heroic yet painful past of Vincentian Caribs, which culminated in the extermination of scores of their ancestors at the hands of the British in 1797. Those Caribs who were not killed were exiled to the coast of Central America where, for the last two centuries, the Garifuna culture has been kept vibrant and alive.
The film offers an intimate portrait of the burgeoning movement among Carib/Garifuna communities in St. Vincent to learn from their Central American brethren–for the very first time–the traditional language, music, dance, spirituality, and history of their ancestors. As people who have…
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