Over 50 years ago Barbados was finding the sugar cane that had once sustained them was a dying industry and tourists seemed to be coming to the island paradise for their holidays. Tourism is now the major industry on the island as well as many other Caribbean islands. The Barbadian people have embraced this life however it was not always the case. Their life was difficult, many people not being able to afford medicine or send their children to school.
Errol Walton Barrow was a key player in the push for independence ending up as the first Prime Minister of an Independent Barbados. Step by Step Productions, spearheaded by Dave and Marcia Weeks has made a film called 'Barrow: Freedom Fighter' telling the story of Errol W Barrow leading up to the independence.
The aim of this film is to entertain and inform both children at home in Barbados and people worldwide about the struggles and triumphs facing the country and how the nation was born.
The people of Barbados are rightly proud of their island and their independence and I am really looking forward to visiting again soon!!
I was a guest of the film premier of 'Barrow: Freedom Fighter' and was not required to write a positive review. As usual all opinions and photos are my own.