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Moeder Suriname

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Tessa Leuwsha / NL, 2023 / 71 min.

This impressive documentary on a Surinamese washerwoman was inspired by Tessa Leuwsha's grandmother Fansi. Her life story comprises the period from the abolition of slavery in 1863 right the way through to Surinam’s independence in 1975.

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Fansi's story starts in an abandoned town where she grew up as the house slave after her white mother and black father gave her up for adoption. When Fansi becomes pregnant at a young age and is left by her husband, she moves to Paramaribo to offer her children a better future.

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This movie is suitable for all ages

Director

Tessa Leuwsha

Production year

2023

Country

NL

Original title

Moeder Suriname

Length

71 min.

Language

Dutch, Sranan Tongo

Subtitles

NONE of ENG

Format

DCP

Accessibility

Earcatch

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