Artists of the Bahamas is a documentary film that explores the lives and works of Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Max Taylor, Brent Malone, Dave Smith, Eddie Minnis, Stan Burnside, Jackson Burnside, Antonius Roberts, John Beadle, & John Cox, key visual artists whose talents contributed to the initial art movement in the Bahamas. Interviews, still photos and archive footage are inter-cut with images of the artists’ works and we learn about the creative process that goes into their paintings, woodcuts, sculptures and installations.
The artists talk about the techniques they use to execute their ideas, from traditional brushes and charcoal, to palette knives, found objects, chainsaws and electronic media. The documentary concludes with the vibrant energy of Junkanoo, a great African festival that rivals both ‘Mardi Gras’ and ‘Carnaval’ in importance.
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Artist of the Bahamas has been screened at the Bahamas International Film Festival 2008, Hollywood Black Film Festival 2009, New York African Diasporia Film Festival 2009, Canadian Reelworld Film Festival, 2009, Miami Women’s Film Festival 2010.
ISLAND FILMS PRESENTS “ARTISTS OF THE BAHAMAS”
EDITED BY AARON VEGA & SCOTT HANCOCK
FEATURED MUSIC BY PEANUTS TAYLOR & RUPPA PUMPUM
ORIGINAL SCORE BY TONY SILVA
PRODUCED, DIRECTED & PHOTOGRAPHED BY
KAREN ARTHUR & THOMAS NEUWIRTH
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