Pirates Of The Caribbean movie-makers have been attacked by Dominica's
native Carib Indians for portraying them as cannibals in the upcoming adventure
After talks with Disney producers, Carib Chief CHARLES WILLIAMS has
expressed concern there is "a strong element of cannibalism in the script which
cannot be removed".
The Caribs - who number around 3,000 of the 70,000 population on the
Caribbean island - have always stringently denied any history of cannibalism
among their people.
Williams says, "Our ancestors stood up against early European conquerors
and because they stood up... we were labelled savages and cannibals up to
"This cannot be perpetuated in movies."
Filming of the sequel and a third film is due to begin on a number of
Caribbean islands - including Dominica - in April (05).
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will reprise the roles they
played in the first film, which took $305 million (GBP162 million) at the box
office after its 2003 release.