Barbados claimed Best Diaspora Documentary for the Docudrama, Barrow: Freedom Fighter, at the 14th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA in Lagos, Nigeria.
Barbados was up against several entries, including those from Canada and the US in the category:
AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary
Evolutionary Blues (USA)
Barrow: Freedom Fighter (Barbados) – Winner
Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Got To Be Me (USA)
The Errol Barrow Docudrama, Barrow: Freedom Fighter, is a passionate story about the courage of one man who relentlessly preached a gospel of economic self-reliance and self-respect to the people of his native country Barbados and beyond.
He defied the status quo, confronted racism and classicism, fought colonial oppression and selflessly led his people to political and economic freedom. A hero lives for the other…that was The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, Father of Independence, Reformer, National Hero of Barbados.
“What does it profit a man to be Prime Minister of Barbados or of the West Indies? What does it mean? It means nothing if you lose your soul and achieve those objectives.” – Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow