It’s not the first time a good film has been made by a female director, and it’s certainly not the last, but this time it’s a little different.
The film, The Virgin Diaries, stars Joanna Lumley, a filmmaker whose career began in 2011 when she was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for The Virginians.
Lumley was then the director of The Secret World of Arrietty, which won the 2014 British Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the 2012 British Film Critics’ Choice Award for best documentary short.
Her work has also appeared in many feature films, including The Virgin Islands and The Virginian.
Lum.tv/mamby/lumley-lives-in-poverty-with-her-family-is-now-a-filmmaker/ “It’s the first movie I’ve made that is directed by a woman and I’m really proud of that,” Lumley said.
Lum and her husband were working as a film-makers’ assistant when they got to the island of Barbados.
They landed a job working in a hotel in the capital city of Santo Domingo.
They moved to the small town of Santiata, in the western part of the island, and decided to create a story that would be about their community and their culture.
Lum told ABC News that the film explores the “dignity and respect” of Barbadian culture and people.
“It was an adventure and we really got to see the beautiful island,” she said.
The Virginia Islands, which were the site of the original Barbadian revolt against British rule, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The island is home to an estimated 200,000 people.
The Lumleys are raising funds on their website to help pay for their travel, food, and lodging expenses, as well as to rent a small boat.
“This is not an easy thing for us, especially when you’re working so long hours and you have no income.
It was a real struggle for us to raise that money,” Lum said.
The Lumleys said they’ve been inspired by their Caribbean culture and their experiences with Barbados and the island. “
We were in Barbados, and the Virginia was just a small part of it, but we had such a strong connection to Barbados that we were so grateful for it and we felt so blessed to be there.”
The Lumleys said they’ve been inspired by their Caribbean culture and their experiences with Barbados and the island.
“What really struck us is the way Barbados is so close to the United States and it just seems so small.
So much of Barbarenes story is a metaphor for the struggles that we face, and so we decided to try and make a film about the culture of Barbares people,” Lum.
“I just felt like this was the perfect time to do this film because we were just in Barbades, we had just been there for two months, and we had seen the devastation.
The Virginiamers said they were also inspired by Barbados’ unique cultural and spiritual traditions. “
And it was also a really fun project to work on, and just to work with these people, who are really amazing.”
The Virginiamers said they were also inspired by Barbados’ unique cultural and spiritual traditions.
“When you think of Barbarias, you think about the Virgin Islands.
But what we really want to do is to tell a story about how the Virginians have developed this incredible culture and how they are so much more than that, because they are people,” said Lum.
Lum said she hopes to travel to the Barbados islands soon to visit the village of St. Martin and “really see it for ourselves.”
The film’s Kickstarter page has raised more than $5,000 and will go on to raise more.
Lum says the film has already raised more money than she expected.
“Our budget was already about $3,000, but the more we raise, the more I think we’ll have to change the budget and try to raise some additional money to make it even more than we originally thought it was going to be,” Lum told The Virginias blog.
“But hopefully it will be enough to get us there.”
For more on the Virginias island, check out the Virginiamer blog and ABC News Latino.