Marlin Darrah (Self)Lin Zuo
Set sail with Marlin Darrah, the world's most traveled filmmaker, to several island gems sprinkled throughout the Caribbean: Havana, Cuba; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Barts; St. Martin; Antigua; Dominica; St. Lucia; and Barbados. From beaches to forest to mountains, here you can see every conceivable shade of blue, so many types of flowers and colored birds. A collection of small nations and territories with astonishingly diverse ways of life - each island proud of its own culture. The islands were settled by a combination of migrant tribes from South America, gold-seeking Spaniards and European planters from France, England, Denmark and the Netherlands. Add pirates, a huge African slave culture, then stir in Indians, Syrians, Chinese and Lebanese and you have the human recipe that makes up these islands. The racial mix has produced an incredible musical and artistic energy, which climaxes in the exciting week of Carnival. This program captures the spirit of the Caribbean, exploring all its realms, geography, people, fauna and flora. Filmed in high-definition HD.