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CURACAO & BLOODY ROOTS
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
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CURACAO & BLOODY ROOTS
CURACAO
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A fascinating documentary that explores the awkward and strained interaction between the locals on the Island of Curaçao and the Dutch community that lives there. The Dutch live in their own world, getting together at segregated parties and on golf courses on private resorts. The blacks and whites hardly ever speak to each other. The manager of a local supermarket develops a training program focusing on the question: "Why do Antilleans refuse to be leaders?" Slowly but surely, it becomes clear that the Dutch don't have the faintest idea about their role in the island's past, let alone its effect on contemporary society.  

Curaçao, The Netherlands, 2010, 75 min, Doc, Dutch and Papiamento with English subtitles, Sarah Vos, dir.

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BLOODY ROOTS
US Premiere
Tue. Nov. 29 @ 6pm - Teachers College
Viviane, a Guadeloupian woman, about forty, lives alone in a project in a Paris suburb. She decides that her cardiac mother who stayed in Guadeloupe should come live with her in France so she may take care of her. But, almost totally isolated, her mother has difficulty adapting to her new life. In the small apartment, Viviane gradually traps her mother in a strange world, invaded by roots of tropical plants: a forest without exit.

Guadeloupe, 2011, 28 min, Drama, French, Marie-Claude Pernelle, dir.

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Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Premiers

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: African Diaspora International Film Festival
On BPT Since: Oct 09, 2011
 
Diarah N'Daw-Spech
212-864-1760
info@NYADIFF.org
http://NYADIFF.org
 


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