Exuma in the Bahamas is just one of the places in the Caribbean that have served as movie locations — in this case, the James Bond film Thunderball. Photo by BIOSPHOTO/Alamy Stock Photo

Issue 166 (September/October 2021)

In the latest issue of Caribbean Beat magazine, we travel across the region to visit some of the stunning landscapes — from Jamaica to Dominica to Tobago — that have starred as movie locations for Hollywood classics and innovative local productions alike. Learn how celebrated Bahamian artist Tavares Strachan uses ideas and materials from science to explore hidden histories, and how the sonic world of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Tania Léon was shaped by her childhood in Cuba. Meet up-and-coming Trinidadian singer-songwriter Annalie Prime, and hear how the University of the West Indies plans to work with private sector partners to build prosperity for all. Plus coverage of Caribbean books, culture, games, and more!

The natural cave system in the Exumas now called Thunderball Grotto was a filming location for a classic James Bond movie. Photo courtesy Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

Just like the movies | Round trip

From Hollywood classics like Fire Down Below and Heaven Knows, Mr Allison to innovative independent projects by local filmmakers, the Caribbean’s diverse landscapes have appeared in numerous movies over the decades. Join us on a tour of some unforgettable locations across our region that have brought life and colour to the cinema screen

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