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Poetry is an Island: Derek Walcott

Poetry is an Island: Derek Walcott

AS A POET, playwright, painter and even filmmaker, Derek Walcott has been hymning the Caribbean for over 60 years. This documentary presents an intimate portrait of the St Lucian Nobel laureate for literature, set in his beloved native island. The film observes Walcott in places essential to his work and life, such as his art studio and childhood home, and gathers the thoughts of his closest friends. Most importantly, this documentary is a celebration of the greatest gift Walcott has given the world: his poetry.


Poetry is an Island: Derek Walcott


Ida Does


Aruba, Suriname, The Netherlands



Type / Genre:

Documentary Feature


70 minutes




Sat 21 Sept, 6.00pm, MovieTowne POS Q&A
Mon 30 Sept, 5.30pm, Little Carib Theatre

World Premiere

About the Director(s):

Ida Does

Ida Does

Originally from Suriname, Ida Does is an independent documentary filmmaker and producer who resides in the Netherlands and Aruba. She has a long history in media and has directed several TV series. Her films include Trefossa: I Am not I (ttff/09) and Peace: Memories of Anton de Kom (ttff/12; Jury Prize for Best Short Film).

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