Panman: rhythm of the palms (The)

  • Panman: rhythm of the palms (The)
Genre : Musical
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2008
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

St Maarten's first international film, tells the story of the rise and fall of the steel drum pan player Harry Daniel. Harry is an icon of the Caribbean whose personal life suffers when he places his music above his family, for he is desperate to pass the pan culture to a younger generation. During this crusade to keep the music alive on his beloved island of St Martin he meets the exceptionally talented Jacko who becomes his star apprentice and hope for the future. Harry treats him like the son he never had. However, when Harry's fame begins to diminish, Jacko turns against him and embraces instead the world of electronic based music. But when Harry dies unexpectedly Jacko returns to his island culture to become pan music's brilliant new icon.

St. Martin/The Netherlands, 2008, 90min, Fiction, English, Sander Burger, Dir.


2008 | 5th Annual Curacao African Diaspora Film Festival | Curacao | Tue, June 24 to Tue, July 1, 2008 |
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