In this docudrama, director Ramdjan Abdoelrahman tells the story of the massacre at Mariënburg, a Surinamese sugar plantation which was run by a Dutch company in a Dutch colonial territory. With the abolition of slavery, cheap and compliant labour was needed, but after a revolt due to horrific working conditions, 17 workers were killed, and many were wounded. The dead were buried in secret unmarked graves without the benefit of rites. A modern, young Indo-Dutch girl visiting the country of her roots is troubled by the apparition of a restless man who she learns about this massacre from, and begins to explore the legacy of her people.
Feature (83mins) Drama | Suriname, The Netherlands
Film and Art Promotions Foundation
Ramdjan Abdoelrahman, Soenarijo Moestadja, Enrique Ralim