Nassau, Bahamas - The Education Department
of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has chosen Bahamian
filmmaker Calvin Harris' film
“On the Wings of Men” to be the first in a
series of films under the current exhibition, “As We Knew Him," One
Family’s Tribute to Jackson Burnside III.
The film will be screened on
Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm at the NAGB.
This film was chosen because
it combines Bahamian history and culture which were two of Burnside's
greatest passions. This film received strong support from the community,
thus earning it the 2011 Bahamas International Film Festival Audience
Awards for Best Documentary.
This film will look at the life & time of the first ever Prime
Minister of the Bahamas; Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, and his fight
against US foreign policies in the 1980's [then Presidents Reagan &
Bush Administration]. In his successful attempt the help free Nelson
Mandela, he found himself in the midst of a conspiracy trail,
orchestrated by the CIA, that accused him of ties to the Columbian
Cartel [Carlos Rivas Ledher & Pablo Escobar] and for being the
conduit [The Bahamas] to America's cocaine problems in the 1980s.