SAVANT Films’ 2015 production, West Indies at War, is now available to watch free of charge on YouTube.
The West Indies at War is a four part television series that tells the story of soldiers from the West Indies who fought and died in World War One. During the war, the men experienced discrimination at the hands of their white counterparts and were forced into menial labour roles. Upon their return to the Caribbean, the embittered soldiers, including Arthur Cipriani, Uriah Butler and Norman Manley, rallied the masses against their colonial oppressors.
Produced for the Parliament Channel, the series includes rare archival footage and photographs, woven together with interviews from leading Caribbean historians, journalists and writers including Professors Brinsley Samaroo and Bridget Brereton, journalist Judy Raymond and award-winning writers Oliver Senior and Lawrence Scott. The series also features a moving original music score by Trinidad & Tobago composer, Francesco Emmanuel.