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Hands and Hearts: Women Making Luxury

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Barbados is hosting the fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). For the first time in UNCTAD’s 56-year history there will be a forum dedicated to Gender and Development. This video highlights the ingenuity of women artists, the political economy of the creative industries and how artists are navigating the challenges of the pandemic.

With powerful visual story-telling, we centre the artistic, economic, and spiritual value of handmade and artist-made products with powerful images of artists at work. Join these Barbadian women from different generations, working in diverse media in the creative industries as the offer insights into their creative practice.

Featured Artists & Entrepreneurs Simone Asia Shanika Burnett Ayissa Burnett Tamara Gibson Julianna Inniss Ireka Jelani Funded by the Office of the National Coordinator, UNCTAD XV Barbados. Executive Producer: Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Directed by: Leigh-Ann Worrell Producer: Dr. Tonya Haynes Concept: Dr. Tonya Haynes Script: Leigh-Ann Worrell Interviewer: Leigh-Ann Worrell Videography: Lewen Padmore Special Thanks to: Teresa Marshall, National Coordinator, UNCTAD XV Barbados Professor The Most Honourable V. Eudine Barriteau

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