Janet and Cheddi at Red House, 1964.




The film was completed in mid-January, 2003. Funders include: Open Society Institute/Soros Documentary Fund, Samuel Rubin Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Harburg Foundation, Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, and the Puffin Foundation as well as the following individuals: the director John Sayles, Carol Bernstein Ferry, Judith Ganz and Arnold Peltz. I was also awarded an in-kind grant from New York Women in Film and Television.

The film was part of the 1998 Independent Feature Film Market-No Borders and IFFCON 2000. The film was included in a works-in-progress screening in March, 1999 at the Museum of Modern Art for Docuclub. National Public Radio’s WBEZ-World View in Chicago interviewed me about the 1997 election and my film.

Consultants include Dr. Faye Ginsberg and Barbara Abrash at New York University’s Rockefeller Center for Film, Media and Culture, Victor Navasky, Senior Editor of The Nation, Mel Carpen, Association of Concerned Guyanese, Marina Budhos, Writer, and Dr. Joyce Toney, Chair, Department of African-American and Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College. My fiscal sponsor is New York Foundation for the Arts.

Thunder in Guyana is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. Contributions on behalf of Thunder in Guyana may be made payable to New York Foundation for the Arts, and are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law.