Dee Sitonu A Weti – Stones Have Laws

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  • Year: 2018
  • Place: Suriname
  • Land: Suriname (4.1413025,-56.0771187) centr.
  • Category: Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna, Participation/ Social issues/ Politics, and Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins
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In the collaborative film DEE SITONU A WETI – STONES HAVE LAWS, the colonial past of the Netherlands and Suriname is addressed from the point of view of the Maroon community. >> >>

“In the film, the Maroons demonstrate rituals to contact ancestors and local forest spirits, and recite how foreign conquerors forced them to relocate over and again. In colonial times they battled fiercely against the Dutch colonial rule. Nowadays they confront multinationals that exploit their ancestral grounds for mining and logging.” (Van Brummelen, De Haan) >>

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