“Pearls of the Caribbean”

“Pearls of the Caribbean” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the North Iowa Community Auditorium, part of NIACC's 2016-17 Travel and Adventure Series.

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MASON CITY — The 2016-17 Travel and Adventure Film Series continues with “Pearls of the Caribbean” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the North Iowa Area Community College campus.

This is a change from the original film, “Cuba’s Secret Side.” Cuba will be featured in this film.

The 2016-17 Travel and Adventure Series is sponsored by NIACC.

Set sail with Marlin Darrah, the world’s most traveled filmmaker, to explore several island gems sprinkled throughout the Caribbean. Countries and cities visited are San Juan, Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba; St. Barts; St. Maarten; Antigua; Dominica; St. Lucia; and Barbados.

The Caribbean features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world — from beaches to forests to mountains, with blue water, flowers, and brightly-colored birds.

The islands were settled by migrant tribes from South America, gold-seeking Spaniards and European planters from France, England, Netherlands and Denmark.

Add pirates, an African slave culture, Indians, Chinese, Syrians, Lebanese, more South Americans, and you have the recipe that makes up these islands.

The racial mix has produced an astonishing musical and artistic energy, which comes together in the week of Carnival.

This film was shot in 2013 on High-Definition video.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, available at the door. For information, call the NIACC Continuing Education office, 641-422-4358.

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