A confrontational look at the shared, and concealed, grief of Curaçao.
CURAÇAO untangles the collectively repressed legacy of the Dutch on their former colony by examining the Dutch community of Curaçao today. The Dutch get together at parties and play golf on private resorts. The blacks and whites on Curaçao hardly ever speak. What necessary relations there are seem awkward and are conducted, above all, in silence. Until, that is, the manager of the local Dutch supermarket implores his black employees to assume the motto: “Why do Antilleans refuse to be leaders?”
74’ / video / colour
Dir: Sarah Vos & Sander Snoep
Prod: Zeppers Film & TV , Co-prod: NTR
Language: Dutch/Papiamento (English subtitles)
a.o. RELIANCE, AN AFRICAN SAGA (2009, doc), WELCOME TO HOLLAND (2003, doc).
First feature length documentary.