As part of the African Diaspora Film Festival (ADIFF) Spring Series (Migration Stories) Alison Saunders’s Panama Dreams: A Caribbean Journey will be screened on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 4:00pm, at Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, New York, New York).
Description: 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. It uncovers the complex history of that migration and troubling issues of race and discrimination that faced the West Indians on the Canal Zone and their descendants of the present day. Directed by Alison Saunders, Barbados/Trinidad-Tobago, 2017, Documentary, English.
For more information, see https://nyadiff.org/spring-series-2019/