Taking Root in Canaries

In September 2018, members of the coastal town of Canaries in St Lucia participated in a short training programme to learn about how to use the humble vetiver plant as a simple, green and cost effective tool to tackle many land and water related challenges. This is possible through the deep and fibrous root system of vetiver grass which can grow to 10 feet in 2 years, making it effective to help with slope stabilization and erosion control, soil and water conservation, infrastructure and riverbank protection.

Taking Root in Canaries (2019)


St. Lucia




All Ages


Lawrence Dupuis


Sat 17 Aug 2019, 2.00pm,

Wed 21 Aug 2019, 4.00pm,

World Premiere

Lawrence Dupuis

Lawrence Dupuis

Coming from the experimental film art scene and a graduate in film production at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Lawrence Dupuis has since created his own artistic signature now recognised by his peers. His work has been shown  in several local and international film festivals around the globe. When he directs fiction films, Lawrence Dupuis’ work is greatly influenced by the work of Todd Haynes, Darren Aronofsky and Tarsem Singh.

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