Make Mine Country

  • Directed by Ian Berry
  • Portland/St. Lucia, 2015, 70 mins., English

In the 1940s, the US military built an airbase on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and brought with them their love of country music. The airbase is long gone, but the country music has never left. Part cinéma vérité documentary, part dreamscape, Berry’s film is contemplation on the common humanity of people from vastly different cultures, played against a background of extreme poverty and disenfranchisement—which even the bluest of country-western balladeers would be hard-pressed to convey.

Genres: Documentary, Northwest Filmmaker