The island is a disc
What is it about?
Island Fever - the term runs like a thread through this lively documentary of the unusual Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
On this half French, half Dutch island the borders have already been open for 350 years. But at first sight Sint Maarten is a long way removed from the stereotypical images of secluded white beaches, not least because its free port status makes it a paradise for shoppers and one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, as well as a centre of the yacht business. Inhabitants from all over the world form a multinational microcosm.
Ten portraits of tourists, locals, immigrants, winners, losers, students, environmentalists and historians paint a vivid picture of life in the different areas of Saint Martin, evolving into an island tour that also showcases some of their problems.
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Contributors and supporters
Thanks to everyone who donated some of their valuable time to this project. It would not have been possible without your contribution and support:
The Maho tourists, Sunset Beach Bar, Terra Pearson, Tara Newman, Iris Moesing, Heinrich Metz, Sint Maarten Yacht Club, Christiane Admiraal, Mirian Leffers, Lady C Floating Bar, Simpson Bay Marina, St. Maarten Explorer (Norbert), Tony & Anne Leeg; Andrew Patrick, Nana & Jimmy, Dr. Nilda Arduin, Elize Lantink, Sint Maarten Kadaster, Captain Olivier Lange, Elisabeth Flavel with Pierre, Mary Brown, Pierre-Antoine Muracioli, the animals of Oyster Pond, Heike Altscher, Horst Kotthaus, Costa Cruises, Alex Bourdon, Calmos Cafe, Wake Up Watersports, David Charrasse, Saint Martin Ecotourism Association, Lydia Gumbs, St. Martin Rotaract Club (Vincent), Norma & Corinna Trimborn, Tom Dart, Terres Basses Association, Terra & Erich Pearson, the AUC students, Cliffhanger Beach Bar, Gaby Mayhew.
Special thanks to: Oliver Korte, Sigrid & Jürgen Korte, Sebastian Nitsch, Matthias Ammon, Jochem Berlemann, Daniel Manthey
...and the people of Sint Maarten / Saint Martin.