Director:Andrea L. Leland
Year of Production:2014
Total Running Time:50 min


YURUMEIN (your-o-main) is an important UNTOLD STORY of Carib/Garifuna resistance against slavery that deserves its place in the annals of the African Diaspora. The film recounts the painful past of the Caribs on St Vincent and the extermination of scores of their ancestors at the hands of the British, while building an intimate portrait of Garifuna culture in-transition today. We are given firsthand accounts from both Carib descendants who remain on the island of St Vincent and voices of returning descendants whose ancestors were exiled to Central America where Garifuna traditional culture was able to survive and flourish.


ANDREA E. LELAND (director)
Andrea E. Leland is an award-winning independent filmmaker and visual artist. Her documentary work focuses on Caribbean and Latin American culture, focusing on recording indigenous cultures and Leland’s documentaries have proved to be successful tools for cultural preservation.
Director’s Statement:
“As an artist, film, and video maker I am involved in the creative process while exploring and documenting distinct cultures. The goal of the film and video work is to enrich, enlighten, increase tolerance and decrease tension between cultures. I work collaboratively with members of these individual communities providing a forum to voice their untold stories and compelling triumphs.”