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On the Wings of Men is a documentary film about the first ever Prime Minister of the Bahamas; Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, and his fight against the US foreign policies in the 1980’s during the drug war. 

Sir Lynden was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1930. He was the only child to Viola & Arnold Pindling. His father was a policeman who originated from Jamaica. His parents, wanting the best education for their son, dedicated all of their resources to send him to England for a college education. Sir Lynden didn’t disappoint them, returning home in 1952 with his Law Degree from the University of London.

As a lawyer he was called to the Bahamas Bar in June 1953. Wanting to see a change in the political landscape in the Bahamas, Sir Lynden decided to join an up and coming political group known as the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), headed by then leader and founder; H.M Taylor. Not satisfied with the direction of the party, Sir Lynden was eventually elected leader of the PLP in 1956. 

Pindling showed his political talent by bringing the world’s attention to the black man’s plight. With the support from such notable black leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, Pindling continued his antics until he wore down the White Oligarchy and eventually lead the PLP to a landslide victory January 10th, 1967. 

With the title of Premier (1967-1969), Pindling eventually became Prime Minister (1969 -1992) of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He successfully led the country to Independence from England July 10th, 1973. 

In 1983, Prime Minister Lynden Pindling became The Right Honorable Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, after being knighted by Queen. 

Sir Lynden’s life wasn’t without controversy. He was accused as a drug conspirator by the United States Government. After the Royal Commission of Inquiry (1984), Sir Lynden was cleared of any and all charges. Though his reputation was scarred, Sir Lynden still lead the PLP to another election victory in 1987. He would eventually serve 5 consecutive terms (25 years).

In the 1992 & 1997 Sir Lynden & PLP were defeated by the Free National Movement (FNM). 

Diagnosed with prostate Cancer, Sir Lynden eventually died August, 26th 2000. He was laid to rest in September 4th, 2000. 

Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, who many Bahamians referred to as “ Black Moses”, will forever be remembered as man, though faced with many controversies, still carries the mantle “ Father of the Nation”.

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Calvin Dwight Harris, was born on the sunny Caribbean island of New Providence, which is among the seven hundred islands and chains that make up the Bahamas. In 1988, at the age of 18, Calvin left home on a track…

William Reed was born on July 28, 1984. He grew up in the beautiful city of Virginia Beach VA where he would occasionally participate in several of his schools theater productions. After graduating from high school, William attended the local…

An artist with light, color and motion, Gary Otte brings a creative eye as director of photography to the look of movies, documentaries and commercials. His talent is exhibited in the camera angles and lighting design he creates to best…

A former Progressive Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Englerston, Sir Clifford was born on February 6, 1922, at Acklins Island to Charles and Aremilia Darling. He attended the Acklins Public School and public schools in New Providence. The former…

The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie (Former Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas) 2002 - 2007 & 2012 - 2017. The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was born in Nassau on August 21, 1943, to Gladstone L. Christie, a taxi…

The Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson QC (born 11 January 1957) is a Bahamian barrister, politician, and community rights advocate, particularly with regard to laws affecting women and children. Since 2012 she has been the Attorney General and Minister for Legal…

Sir Arthur Alexander Foulkes GCMG (born 11 May 1928) was the Governor-General of the Bahamas from 2011 to 2014. Foulkes was elected to the House of Assembly in 1967 and served in the government of Lynden Pindling as Minister of…

Myles Munroe, OBE (20 April 1954 – 9 November 2014) was a Bahamian Evangelical Christian evangelist and ordained Pentecostal minister, author, speaker and leadership consultant who founded and led the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and Myles Munroe International (MMI).…

The Hon. A Loftus Roker was born on the island Acklins, located in the southern region of the Bahamas. After realizing that the Teaching Profession was not his calling, Mr. Roker decided to return to school aboard to study Law.…

Professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he teaches American diplomatic history, modern U.S. history, World War II, and American history through baseball. His works include Free Trade, Free World: America and the Advent of GATT, Globalization…

Jonathan Marshall is an award-winning journalist and researcher who's work has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and many other newspapers, popular magazines and scholarly journals. He is author or co-author of five books on…

Calvin Dwight Harris, was born on the sunny Caribbean island of New Providence, which is among the seven hundred islands and chains that make up the Bahamas. In 1988, at the age of 18, Calvin left home on a track…

William Reed was born on July 28, 1984. He grew up in the beautiful city of Virginia Beach VA where he would occasionally participate in several of his schools theater productions. After graduating from high school, William attended the local…

An artist with light, color and motion, Gary Otte brings a creative eye as director of photography to the look of movies, documentaries and commercials. His talent is exhibited in the camera angles and lighting design he creates to best…

A former Progressive Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Englerston, Sir Clifford was born on February 6, 1922, at Acklins Island to Charles and Aremilia Darling. He attended the Acklins Public School and public schools in New Providence. The former…

The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie (Former Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas) 2002 - 2007 & 2012 - 2017. The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was born in Nassau on August 21, 1943, to Gladstone L. Christie, a taxi…

The Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson QC (born 11 January 1957) is a Bahamian barrister, politician, and community rights advocate, particularly with regard to laws affecting women and children. Since 2012 she has been the Attorney General and Minister for Legal…

Sir Arthur Alexander Foulkes GCMG (born 11 May 1928) was the Governor-General of the Bahamas from 2011 to 2014. Foulkes was elected to the House of Assembly in 1967 and served in the government of Lynden Pindling as Minister of…

Myles Munroe, OBE (20 April 1954 – 9 November 2014) was a Bahamian Evangelical Christian evangelist and ordained Pentecostal minister, author, speaker and leadership consultant who founded and led the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and Myles Munroe International (MMI).…

The Hon. A Loftus Roker was born on the island Acklins, located in the southern region of the Bahamas. After realizing that the Teaching Profession was not his calling, Mr. Roker decided to return to school aboard to study Law.…

Professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he teaches American diplomatic history, modern U.S. history, World War II, and American history through baseball. His works include Free Trade, Free World: America and the Advent of GATT, Globalization…

Jonathan Marshall is an award-winning journalist and researcher who's work has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and many other newspapers, popular magazines and scholarly journals. He is author or co-author of five books on…

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  DENVER, Colorado  - Bahamian filmmaker Calvin Dwight Harris held a U.S. screening for his feature length documentary film; "On The Wings of Men" on June 2nd.  The film about the first prime minister of The Bahamas, Sir Lynden Oscar…

ENTERTAINMENTLast Updated: Feb 6, 2017 - 2:32:04 PMTrailer released for Bahamian film, "On the Wings of Men"Oct 15, 2011 - 7:00:31 AMEmail this article Mobile friendly pageBahamian film maker, Calvin Harris is pleased to present the trailer for his documentary film called "On the Wings of Men" about…

Nassau, Bahamas - Competition winners at the 8th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed on December 4th at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. Winners were announced by their respective juries. "On the Wings of Men" a film about the life and…

  DENVER, Colorado  - Bahamian filmmaker Calvin Dwight Harris held a U.S. screening for his feature length documentary film; "On The Wings of Men" on June 2nd.  The film about the first prime minister of The Bahamas, Sir Lynden Oscar…

ENTERTAINMENTLast Updated: Feb 6, 2017 - 2:32:04 PMTrailer released for Bahamian film, "On the Wings of Men"Oct 15, 2011 - 7:00:31 AMEmail this article Mobile friendly pageBahamian film maker, Calvin Harris is pleased to present the trailer for his documentary film called "On the Wings of Men" about…

Nassau, Bahamas - Competition winners at the 8th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed on December 4th at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. Winners were announced by their respective juries. "On the Wings of Men" a film about the life and…

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