Pepr presents a special film program with two films in honor of Katie Coty. It is related to ‘Daughters of the Dust’ and ‘Faza Lobby’. They can be seen in movie theaters starting July 1, and online exclusively on Pepr.
Peggy Gemerts, initiator Pepr: “The Meaning of the Surinamese Expression Katie Coty There are ‘broken chains’ and this selection of films shows what self-determination meant for the former enslaved people.”
daughters of dust (1991) by Julie Dash is a tribute to generations of enslaved families who wanted to continue their traditions and customs at the beginning of the 20th century while looking to a new future.
in documentary Faza Lobby (lobby girdle) (1960) Hermann van der Horst portrays Suriname and its independent people before independence in 1975. As many people can still remember or would like to see this beautiful country again.
Both films show the resilience and pride that former slaves possessed and the prosperity that characterizes their cultures.
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