Documentary Film “Curaçao” Wins Dutch Film Critics Award

Repeating Islands

Sander Snoep and Sarah Vos’ film Curaçao has won the Dutch Film Critics Award at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht. The film, which stunned many in Curaçao, is about the separate worlds of the Dutch Europeans and Curaçaoans in everyday life on the island. Curaçao premiered in the Netherlands in November 2010 at the IDFA Documentary Festival. In Curaçao, the film was screened to packed theaters in its Spring 2011 premiere.

Nino Klingler writes in Nisimazine:

A small island off the Venezuelan coast, populated by people originating from two different places both thousands of kilometers east, yet worlds apart. Bluntly speaking: black and white. In more refined words: descendants of former slaves from Africa and descendants of former slave owners from the Netherlands.

On this island called Curaçao, we find traces of a hopelessly entangled history, asymmetrically fragmenting a society into rich and poor, powerful and obedient. Traces…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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