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‪#‎diDocumentaires‬ Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Culture vs Commerce

The inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Culture vs Commerce. This ‪#‎diDocumentaires‬ project examines why the product was created, how it was executed and the views of the people. Throughout the entire project a comparative assessment is made examining Bahamian Junkanoo culture and its production process. The final project focuses on culture vs commerce and the potential that these products have to positively effect of the Bahamian economy.
The product features Junkanoo groups and Carnival Mas Bands side by side, allowing the viewer to get a clear understanding of the process.
From a Caribbean cultural perspective, this project chronicles in details how a country turned an intangible product into a commodity for cultural and entertainment export.

  • Africa Allah
  • Jerome Smith
    Camera Person
  • Lavette Marshall
    Camera Person
  • Kendall Butler
    Camera Person
  • Brandon McKinney
    Sound Editor
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    46 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    Bahamas, United States
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Director Biography - Africa Allah

Africa Allah is former host of Play Back Open Mic - which was previously under the management of TAV Entertainment from 1999 -2000. She has also served as co-host of Phat Saturdays with Reality of (Bahamas)100 Jamz from 2001 - 2003, and co-host of the 2002 “Mecca Ent” TV show TEEN Scene with ZNS Giles Wells. In 2005, Allah was Acting Program Director of South African Radio FM in New York City. She is now co-founder of DistinctiveImpression MMG LLC, and has been the General Manager of DIRadioCast New Media Network since 2006. A Bahamian national, Africa Allah is dedicated to servicing the needs of the people through creative services and new media innovations.

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Director Statement

I just want to tell our story.