"Culture Beat" is an informative television series that features the history, heritage, culture, and society of St. Kitts-Nevis. The program was originally created as a vehicle to sensitize the general public about respecting and preserving heritage sites in St. Kitts and Nevis, but it has grown to include local traditions, customs and the active life-style of its vibrant people.
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St. Kitts Department of Culture - Research & Documentation Unit collaborated with Leiden University on a project titled “Heritage Perspectives”, to document on video opinions from a variety of St. Kitts Heritage Stakeholders about the following heritage sites; Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Charles Fort, and Bloody Point.
"The project tries to document, archive and present the different perspectives on the multi-varied and complex heritage of the Caribbean, focused specifically on Amerindian Heritage in relation to other forms of heritage, and within the framework of the research undertaken in the EU Nexus 1492 Project. The videos will be available in a searchable and publicly accessible database of the Nexus Project, called “Voices of the Caribbean”.
In addition, the project seeks to inform local heritage management practices by visualizing the value and perspectives of stakeholders surrounding specific heritage sites in need of management, and by raising the awareness of sites though integration in local web platforms and through short documentaries screened on TV and dissemination through social media.
On several islands, short video interviews will therefore be collected about sites and projects that are locally significant and relate as well to the research of the Nexus staff, showing how different stakeholders on the islands relate to and value different kinds of heritage. Broadly speaking, this way a better understanding can be gained about the current identifications with Amerindian heritage, (in relation to colonial and modern heritage), informing critical research on the multi-valor nature of heritage. The research will start with a pilot study on St Kitts, and is expected to be continued on other islands in the region" Dr. Sjoerd Van der Linde. View the stakeholder videos at the following;
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TITLE: Heritage Perspectives (St. Kitts) TYPE: Documentary – 19:53/1.2 GB (2015) PRODUCER: St. Kitts Department of Culture - RDU, Leiden University FILM MAKER: Provida Video Productions firstname.lastname@example.org