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United States
Release Year & TMFF Edition:
Paul Conley
24 minutes
TMFF Awards:
April Nominee - Documentary of the Month


With just a camera and a few friends, Paul Conley travels to Nassau, Bahamas for the Junkanoo Festival. A New Years celebration that originated in 16th century slave days of the Bahamas, has evolved into a competition of colorful costumes, music, and dance as an expression of Bahamian tradition. Everett Obed, a drummer in Junkanoo Festival for the Roots Group, and a Nassau local, offers Paul, Adam, and Nick, not only a place to stay but a unique insight into the true Junkanoo world. With a behind the scenes view we can see how this festival truly captures the hearts of the Bahamian people. We follow the festival in its entirety, from beginning preparations, at the Shack, through the festival, to the highly anticipated result announcements. We learn that Junkanoo is more than just a competition, it is a uniting festival for the people of the Bahamas, and a true expression of what it is the be a Bahamian.



  • Amanda Oliverio


    Reply April 18, 2015
  • Karen Salhaney


    Reply April 19, 2015
  • Joe Guidry


    Reply April 20, 2015
    • Paul Conley

      Thank you Mr. Director

      Reply April 21, 2015
  • Candace

    beautiful…… Breathtaking !!!!!

    Reply April 20, 2015
  • Alexa

    This is amazing PJ! I am SO proud of you!!

    Reply April 21, 2015
  • Nathan

    Awesome job Paul

    Reply April 21, 2015
  • Sam K

    Quality mate x

    Reply April 21, 2015
  • Carol Hare


    Reply April 21, 2015
  • stefano santini

    when is the next episode?

    Reply April 22, 2015
    • paul conley

      Hopefully soon, working on setting it up now

      Reply April 23, 2015

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