This educational short film serves as a tool for cultural preservation and shares the rich history of the US Virgin Islands. The documentary features historians, artists and cultural ambassadors sharing their knowledge of the bloody labor revolt of 1878 on the island of St. Croix.
The Fireburn documentary was selected as the 2021 Best Documentary at the Chicago Indie Film Awards, as well as at the Djarfogo International Film Festival (West Africa); it received the 2021 Best Producer award by Luminous Frames Film Festival (Denmark); and the 2021 Audience Choice award at the International Black & Diversity Film Festival (Canada). It was nominated as a semi-finalist at the Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival and nominated for either Best Director, Best Doc Short or Best Experimental Short in 12 different film festivals for 2021. The documentary is airing on PBS.