Hundreds of years ago in Suriname, enslaved Africans escaped captivity and became Maroons, setting up villages in the Dutch colony’s forested interior. This film traces the journey of two unnamed brothers, who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital, over land and rapids, to a Maroon village on the Upper Suriname River. In so doing, they re-enact a voyage undertaken by their ancestors, following a path whose changing topography bespeaks a history of forced migration.
Feature (135mins) , | United States of America, Suriname
Benjen Pansa, Monie Pansa