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As Polly Patulo writes in her book Last Resorts, ‘It is the fortune, and the misfortune, of the Caribbean to conjure up the idea of ‘heaven’ on earth’ or ‘a little bit of paradise’ in the collective European imagination. This Surely Must Be Paradise documents the strength of the locals of the island of St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma, and focusses on the turbulent relationship the island and the Caribbean has with mass tourism.

Commissioned by Ace & Tate Creative Fund