In 2004 the people of Antigua and Barbuda closed a ‘Dolphin Park’ and this powerful documentary ‘Dolphin Dilemma – the Antigua and Barbuda Story’ tells the story of how a small NGO, the Antigua and Barbuda Independent Tourism Promotion Corporation (ABITPC) led the fight to save the Dolphins and ban the capture of these intelligent mammals in Antigua and Barbuda waters.
Key players including ABITPC founders Martha Watkins Gilkes, Robin Leach and Eloise Green as well as internationally renowned Dolphin activists and authorities – Dr. Naomi Rose and Ric O’Barry join former Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer , media personality Algernon Serpent Watts and leading QC, John Fuller in recounting the 12 months that took the twin island state from villain to hero in the eyes of the international, regional and local media.
This timely documentary serves as a reminder of why investment should not come at any cost, especially for small islands like Antigua and Barbuda that depend on tourism and foreign investment to establish new opportunities for its citizens. It also reminds the viewer that when communities band together they can force change.
‘Dolphin Dilemma – The Antigua and Barbuda Story’ is the a must watch for all – environmentalists, communities, young and old. It’s core message ‘this must not happen again’ will touch the hearts of all who watch it.
THIS IS THE STORY OF THE DARK SIDE OF THE “SWIM WITH DOLPHINS” PROGRAM…. AND WHAT GOES ON ‘BEHND THE DOLPHIN SMILE” SO MANY PEOPLE ARE DECEIVED BY ( thinking the imprisoned dolphins are “happy” and have a “good life”! ) After one year in production the official launch will be at the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda
Check out the trailer giving the preview of what went down.