When a series of strange events occur one night on the island of St. Croix, a 17 year old girl named Lynn overcomes her fears and follows a trail of moths to unveil the flames of the past. This film will be a modern take on a young adults' search for cultural identity in the 21st century.
The goal of “Fireburn” is to address the topics of Caribbean history, the Labor Riot of 1878, and the four Rebel Queen's involvement in the movement. The topics will be talked about in depth in order for viewers to be knowledgeable of historical facts, such as dates, and the global and local causes and effects of the Fireburn.
What was the Fireburn?
The Fireburn was a Labor Riot that took place in St. Croix on October 1st 1878. Despite the emancipation of slavery in the Virgin Islands on July 3rd,1848, former slaves were still faced with unfair pay and labor conditions in the following years. The Labor Riot was a demonstration to publicly demand for fair pay and contracts.
Who were the Four Rebel Queens?
The Four Rebel Queens were three Cruzan women known as Mary Thomas "Queen Mary", Axeline Elizabeth Salomon "Agnes", Mathilda McBean, and Susanna Abramson. Due to their active role in the Fireburn Revolt, they became well known historical figures and symbols of the event.
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