'Paradise Discovered': Recovery And Resilience In The U.S. Virgin Islands

Jun 28, 2019

The month of June is full of festivals, celebrating all kinds of heritage. 

 

Besides Pride, it's also Caribbean Heritage Month.

 

Atlanta has one of the largest contingents of U.S. Virgin Islanders living on the U.S. mainland.

 


 

When you think of the Virgin Islands, you probably envision paradise with beaches, palm trees and fancy drinks. But what about the people?

 

More than a year and a half after two major hurricanes struck the U.S. Virgin Islands, the country is still dealing with the effects of the storms.

 

The struggle and resilience of the people have been documented in the film, "Paradise Discovered: The Unbreakable Virgin Islanders."  

 

The film will be featured at the Stonecrest Library in Dekalb on Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

GPB's Leah Fleming spoke with the film's creator, Peter Bailey, who wrote a piece for the New York Times while building a make-shift roof for his family’s home in St. Thomas after the storms.