Vanishing Sail (UK PREMIERE)

, Start Time: 20:00 An Lanntair Kenneth Street, Stornoway HS1 2DS

Event Type:
Documentary Films
What's On: Stornoway

Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada,

St. Vincent and Grenadines, 2015

Director: Alexis Andrews

Duration: 1h 28mins

HIFF Rating: U

UK Premiere at HIFF2016.


The Grenadines are a small group of islands in the Lesser Antilles where the traditions of boatbuilding were once crucial to the survival of local communities skimming a living from the sea. Hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched here, more than anywhere in the West Indies. Today there is no more commercial trade by sail, and these skills have vanished elsewhere in the region. Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders in the village of Windward, Carriacou, practicing a trade passed down the generations from the original Scottish settlers that arrived in the 19th century. He is approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade. Special thanks to Justin Sihera, Alexis Andrews, Alwyn Enoe and the boat building community of the Grenadines.




Location Map

An Lanntair

Kenneth Street HS1 2DS

Tel: 01851 708480

Associated Events

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20:00 An Lanntair Kenneth Street, Stornoway HS1 2DS

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14:00 Northbay Community Hall Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5XD


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