Islands of Life
Producer Bo Boudart created Islands of Life because he wanted to tell the story about how the Bahamas was the first nation to form land and sea parks at a time in the 1950s when conservation was still a novel idea.
After three years of production, this one hour documentary in high definition video highlights the wildlife success stories in the Bahamas that include species unique to the islands such as land crabs, parrots, iguanas, coral reefs with their grouper, sea turtles, sharks, conch, and lobster. It also features the amazing comeback of the West Indian flamingo, and how its endangered flamingo colonies and nesting sites have been restored.
Also featured is the history of the Bahamas with its original Native Lucayans followed by Columbus’ discovery and settlement on the islands. This film captures the centuries old Bahamian traditional festivals with their unique music that date back to slavery time which celebrates the bounty of their islands and sea.
This film explores the spectacular wildlife and habitats on the islands, the rich history of the nation and the vibrant culture of the people who live there.
Islands of Life was made possible by the support and cooperation of many, including the staff of the Bahamas National Trust, the Nature Conservancy, Andros Conservancy and Trust, and Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation. It could not have been made without the invaluable advice, knowledge and contributions made by all these dedicated groups and individuals who are working to preserve the islands. It is our hope that this film will inspire viewers to join in the effort to protect the natural beauty and resources of the Bahamas for future generations.
Sidney Poitier ... Himself
Bo Boudart ... producer
Film Editing by
Miik Dinko ... dialogue editor / sound designer
Nicole C. Scott ... post production audio coordinator