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Nom Fwigè

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Nom Fwigè is a short film by Pierre Deschamps and Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide) author Paul Crask about a day in the life of a tree fern mask carver who lives a simple life with his family in the Kalinago Territory village of Mahaut River, Dominica.

He goes to the woods, cuts down a tree fern and carves it into masks which he sells on a roadside stall to tourists. While his wife, a basket weaver, cooks crabs she has caught from a nearby river.

Not only does this documentary keeps you interested, it brings too life the rich heritage and culture of the Kalinago (Carib) people in Dominica. And it’s also a celebration of people for whom the trappings and complexities of the modern world are not only beyond reach, they are inconsequential.

Great documentary, definitely worth watching. Dominica – LIFE IS HERE!

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2 Comments »

Comment by elizabeth xavier
2010-06-10 23:20:44

Yes, Life is in a place like Dominica, and I almost regret that I had to live outside of it for such a long time to discover that truth. Blessed is the man of that video who knows that truth. Dominica is a land, where Life exists in all its beauty and enchantment.

It is unfortunate that many of us are yet to realize that truth. For we are allowing our minds to conform to artificial things, like money for example; searching for contentment in drugs, sex, and wicked crime. Our conformity, of our human mind, prevents us from discovering the experience the ecstasy of peace and joy, which is the state of Life, itself.

Like the man in the video said, to have a wife and build a home, with children to love and cherish, is the basis of the beauty of Life. But this Life is not about our human existence, it is about our spiritual existence.

That is the reason outsiders cannot speak of the beauty of Dominica, without speaking of the friendliness of its people. For we blend with the purity of Dominica’s nature, to know the joy and peace of the Spirit, and our joy and peace is evidence of the Life that is in us, for this Life belongs to Spirit and Truth.

This video sends a very beautiful message to those who are still searching for Life. And yes, I say searching for Life, for we are not Life, just because we go to bed at night and wake in the morning to move around on our daily routine.

 
Comment by Veselo
2010-06-14 10:57:21

Good work!

 
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