Film on Barbados to be shown at Sawyer Memorial in Greene on Oct. 17

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Barbados emerged from the sea less than one million years ago as the result of the collision of the North American and Caribbean plates. Barbados is the “most British” island in the Caribbean Region. British rule carried on uninterrupted for 340 years before independence in 1966.

Barbados is a sophisticated tropical island with a rich history and plenty to capture the attention of visitors. Seemingly endless white-sand beaches and a rich West Indian tradition are what put Barbados on the map.

The people here reflect the island’s atmosphere. They are deeply religious, open, generous, friendly and thoughtful. These people as well as the island’s history, culture, attractions and majestic landscapes repeatedly draw visitors to this island in the sun.

Gonser has traveled extensively in a quest of knowledge and adventure. He has captured on film the pulsating vitality of people at work and play, as well as the awe-inspiring beauty of nature.

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Through his contacts with nature and his experience with people of many cultures, Gonser has developed an awareness of the intricate beauty of man in harmony with nature. With his camera, he searches out the unusual as well as the quiet, commonplace surroundings in which people find themselves, translating both trials and triumphs into a meaningful film journey that will capture the imagination of those who travel with him.

The Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial is at 371 Sawyer Road. This will be the last program of the year.

Admission is free. Call 207-946-5311 or visit www.sawyer-foundation.com for more information.

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