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.
Co-director Tolin Erwin Alexander will be in attendance for a Q&A.
Stones Have Laws is the result of a collaboration between Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan — who did research, camera operating, sound recording and editing — Surinamese theatermaker Tolin Erwin Alexander, and the Maroon community of the former Dutch colony of Suriname, South America.
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