Not only organizations or individuals can be trim-tabs; this film illustrates how an entire country or society could trim-tab its own success and culture - in spite of profound ethnic, racial, cultural and other differences. In fact, it is not in spite of, but simply because of, the differences that they have produced such remarkable cultural strength.
The statements shown at the beginning of the film were accurate as of the time of its production. Some conditions in Mauritius have changed since, including increased pockets of social strife. The real point of the story, however, is not that Mauritius is a perfect society; it is that whatever the challenges we may face - whether individually, as families, as organizations or even as nations - we can work within our Circle of Influence and creatively "trim-tab" our way through them.
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