Sanna Allsopp’s latest documentary: Built to Last

This trailer is for the upcoming documentary film, “Built To Last.” It follows the stories of the amazing men and women competing in a range of Olympic, Paralympic and non-Olympic sports in the Caribbean. The documentary features well known and up and coming Caribbean athletes in a range of sports and asks ‘What is it about this region that produces so many incredible sportsmen and women?’ The story takes us across seven different Caribbean islands to look for the answer.

“We do very well at power events, very well at events that require a lot of strength and a lot of speed. And it would go right back to where we came from as a people. Those are the people that actually were warriors, they were fighters…”

… from the Sanna Allsopp / StudioCaribe documentary Built To Last.

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3 responses to “Sanna Allsopp’s latest documentary: Built to Last

  1. Jrjrjrjr

    She is somewhat late with her story. The great Michael Johnson has already done a program about this subject . It would appear jamaica wins hands down . His theory is that Jamaica was the last drop off point for slaves . By which time the most troublesome and aggressive were left . Therefore they were the toughest physically. Makes a lot of sense

  2. Suck my carrot

    This theory that the most violent slaves were carried to Jamaica is pure bullshit. Many slavers went straight to Jamaica. Where is the proof in historical accounts that the slave trade proceeded from Barbados to Jamaica. Bullshit !!!!

  3. I have watched the documentary in its entirety (instead of only the trailer), and Sanna Allsopp does not adhere to one theory, but explores various reasons that have been popularly suggested why Caribbean athletes do so well: genetics, national pride, powerty & struggle and nurturing talents early.

    Instead of providing an all-explaining theory (of genetics), the film discusses the common perceptions of the success of Caribbean athletes without taking a definite stand (if any, the film proposes that it’s a combination of the various reasons). I very much enjoyed this balanced approach and thought the film was interesting and well-done.

    Definitely worth watching!