Vanishing Sail FILM + DJ Yemster after party Film

Alexis Andrews | Antigua/Grenada 2015 | 1h28m | 15


On the tiny island of Carriacou, West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed there centuries ago. The film follows Alywn Enoe’s journey of determination and resilience over three years, from hauling trees with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony. Stories of the old Caribbean - trading by sail and smuggling contraband - interweave to form a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island country and bring to light a unique historical connection with Scotland.

Followed by a discussion and party with Caribbean beats from DJ Yemster until 11pm.  

This event is curated by Elizabeth Williams as part of the Reviving Scotland’s Black History programme, supported by the Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights and funded by BEMIS Scotland via the ‘2017 Year of History Heritage and Archaeology’. This is a partnership between BEMIS Scotland and the Scottish Government to facilitate diverse, multicultural celebrations.



Edinburgh / Thu 2 Nov / 6pm
£10 / The Granary / Book Now