Sugar Pathways (2009) tells the riveting story of the unwilling migration by Puerto Rican families from the small Caribbean island of Vieques to the US Virgin Islands. This powerful and vibrant film recounts their will to survive the journey, integrate and contribute to the culture, economy and politics of the Virgin Islands.
Sugar Pathways is narrated by actress Lauren Vélez of the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series Dexter.
Photos from the gala premiere screening of Sugar Pathways at Government House, St. Croix, March 21, 2009
Sponsors and Supporters of Sugar Pathways:
- USVI Department of Tourism
- Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands
- Virgin Islands Legislature
- Sunshine Mall, St. Croix USVI
- Virgin Islands Council on the Arts
- Black Nexxus Inc., New York City
- St. Croix Foundation, USVI
- Paul Robeson Foundation, New York City
"Sugar Pathways: A Documentary Film on the Migration of Boricuas to the Virgin Islands"
www.elnuevodia.com (in Spanish)
"Sugar Pathways" an article by José A. Delgado
Guest Blogger Series: Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz writes about Sugar Pathways
"Interpublic Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Gala Reception and Screening of Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz's Film Sugar Pathways"
Johanna Bermúdez Ruiz writes about Sugar Pathways
"Sugar Pathways" by Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz
"Screening of Sugar Pathways Explores Heart of VI-PR Friendship" By Pamela Reid — October 12, 2009
"The screening of Sugar Pathways will celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month in conjunction with the DC Caribbean Film Festival"
"Documentary on Puerto Rican Migration Playing on St. Croix" article by Bill Kossler — October 13, 2009
Sugar Pathways was screened at the Third Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival - February 4 - 7, 2010
USVI Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen hosts a screening of documentary Sugar Pathways on Capitol Hill. Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz is a founding member of National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).
Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center
Johanna Ruiz Bermúdez writes about Sugar Pathways
"Interpublic [Group] Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Gala Reception and Screening of Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz's Film Sugar Pathways"