Yurumein (Homeland)
The Caribs / Garifuna of St. Vincent in the Caribbean

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Frances

This was a powerful documentary of my people... the Garifuna people. My parents were born in Honduras, and I was born in New York, but I am a Garifuna. I have read several articles about the Garifuna people, but to see a documentary brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for this. I want ...Read more

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Andrea

I have been working collaboratively with the Garifuna community in Belize, the United States and on St. Vincent in the Caribbean since 1994. When traveling in the Caribbean in the 1980’s I had heard about the “Black Caribs” who had been exiled from St. Vincent to Central America for ...Read more

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