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Film Screening Stones Have Laws

After the film screening of Stones Have Laws last week, I was so moved by it that I asked the makers Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan and Tolin Erwin Alexander if we could do this more often. And they agreed. So in the week from Saturday 27 november until Saturday 4 december, the film will be screened every day @droog. It starts playing at 18:15 in the exhibition and ends at 20:00. Entrance is free!

UPDATE: Due to new corona measures, the film will only be screened on Saturday the 27th

About the Film

Stones Have Laws (Dee Sitonu a Weti) is an immersive initiation into the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. Combining stories of African ancestral traditions and escaped slavery with enacted contemporary rituals, the film explores how the community’s powerful ties to the land have become endangered as industries threaten to devastate the region through deforestation and mining.

The project was initiated by Dutch artists Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, and developed in collaboration with the Surinamese theater maker Tolin Erwin Alexander, himself Okanisi Maroon. The three of them closely involved the Maroon community in the development of the film, which was made using an experimental process of collective scripting. The result is a unique cinematic form that bridges filmmaking, poetry and theatre.

This event is part of the exhibition The World As We Don’t Know It, on view in the gallery@droog. In this exhibition, 20 international artists share their vision on the climate crisis. The exhibition is on show until 12 January 2022.

See the trailer of the film here.

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