Grenada is the nature and spice island – the world’s largest nutmeg producer and also a large cocoa bean grower.
Guadeloupe, on the other hand, is a French colony and has an incredible culinary tradition. This is where the term “Creole cuisine” comes from, which is characterised by French, Indian and African influences. Here we had the opportunity to enjoy the world champion chef’s menu with him in person. St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a natural paradise with black beaches, on which the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” was filmed.
by Hannes Naderhirn, 2010, future production&promotion
Caribbean Moments shows a different side to the Caribbean. Everyone visualises sand, sunshine and palm trees – but hardly anyone really discovers what lies behind them. In fact an unbelievable variety of cultures, music and religions has developed as a result of the different influences – African, Indian, English, French and authentically Caribbean.
This documentary series attempts to portray the people – be they the Rastas, who have a lot to say about their mission, the Amerindians in Trinidad, who still have their own Queen, or the Black Caribs – a mixture of escaped slaves and Caribs.
In addition, of course, there’s a huge variety of music: steelpan, parang, calypso, soca and chutney soca shape Trinidad, whilst other islands are especially scenically beautiful, such as Dominica, which is actually a single rain forest and which seduces with its abundant vegetation. Here too are the true Caribs, who occupy themselves with traditional boat building in the same way as their ancestors did centuries ago.
The films were produced in 6 parts to create a documentary series that shows what lies beneath the surface.