Cape Verde Islands – Cape Verde Holidays

Global Entrepreneurship Week – Cape Verde





Woman Overboard

One minute selection of the 25 minutes documentary of the American woman, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Verde to Trinidad in 33 days by swimming.
She wants to try to swim around the whole World from the next winter. We will be there…..!

Sandgrains New Trailer

Trailer for the documentary Sand Grains.
350 miles off the coast of West Africa, on the tiny island nation of Cape Verde, the beaches are vanishing and Jose Fortes is watching his friends and family sell the sand. Global fish resources are rapidly diminishing and, as a result, the European Union has been bullying and blackmailing Cape Verde into surrendering its precious resource and way of life. The islanders cannot hope to counter the political and economic might of the superpower and so women and children are forced to begin trading away their own land in order to survive. A David and Goliath story, told through the eyes of Jose, a native islander émigré, who has returned to Cape Verde to witness the destruction of the place he once called home. Sand Grains documents a local situation which is only the beginning of a global catastrophe.

Sandgrains is a crowdfunded documentary produced under a creative commons licence. The project draws on support, talent and expertise through interactive web technology and social networks. It uses crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing as production strategy and reaches out to a global audience that performs a vital role in driving the project itself.

Introduction to Cape Verde

Hosted by Tim Reid. Highlights some of the historical and cultural locations in Cape Verde.

Road of the Sea Promo

Road of the Sea, is a feature documentary film from Txan Film Productions & Visual Arts, Inc. Created, Produced, and Directed by Guenny K. Pires.

Being Cape Verdean, our identity is constantly challenged.
This film connects you to the history of the Cape Verde Islands – where Africa ends and the New World begins.

Also includes discussion of Cape Verdean captains and their transatlantic voyages.
Connects with both African American and Hispanic history.

Why exist a large Jewish community?
Over the centuries Cape Verde Islands, became a harbor of Jews fleeing European persecution or in search of economic opportunities. The Portuguese king granted a Royal Charter in 1466 to have the right” to trade in slaves for Portuguese residing in Cape Verde.

Why did the Cape Verde Islands become the First Slavery Port?
How do people in our society currently view the Slave Trade?

Cape Verde Islands became the first slave port of West Africa, whose many mixed race inhabitants have migrated and formed communities in the Unite States, Caribbean, Africa, and Europe.

Cape Verde Islands is not very well known to the world. A former Portuguese colony independent since 1975 however the Cape Verdean society existed for more than five centuries.

Formed by mixed population of European and African slaves provides a unique story of the complexities of migration, political, race, and ethnic identity.