Yale film scholar Terri Francis filled our days with trips to places of historical, cultural, and natural significance, and with visits to and by facinating people, from famed Jamaican cinematographer Franklyn St. Juste (The Harder They Come) to writer and historian Erma Brodber.
The Handmade Film Institute's Robert Schaller then presided over a week of evenings, where we processed the film that we'd shot on our outings -- using Bolex and the Handmade Film Institute's home-made pinhole cameras -- in a developer made from local Jamaican coffee, in a cave at the beach. We made prints on a hand-cranked contact printer, and on the last night held a film show for ourselves and a local audience on a screen suspended over the ocean.
Altogether, it was a magnificent experience that none of us will ever forget!
An archive of images, films, and other materials is in the works, so stay tuned...