Tula, the Revolt once again at ‘The Movies’
WILLEMSTAD - A little more than two years after its premiere, the film ‘Tula the Revolt’ will appear on the big screen once again. In cooperation with movie theater ‘The Movies Curaçao” producers Dolph Stapele, Jeroen Leinders and Ronald Nije decided to release the film in theatres a second time. As the tickets were frequently sold out during its first release in 2013 due to popular demand, many people didn’t have the opportunity to see this epic story. To make it more accessible this time around for a bigger audience, the film will have Papiamentu subtitles, made possible by FundArte Foundation.
Tula, the Revolt is an English spoken film that tells the story about the biggest slave revolt on Curaçao, which took place in 1795. The slave, Tula, rebelled against his Dutch oppressor resulting in a direct confrontation. Unfortunately, Tula’s actions did not immediately lead to the abolition of slavery. It would take nearly 70 years for The Netherlands, as one of last countries in the world, to put an end to this chapter in history.
The film was awarded several prizes and nominations at American, African and English film festivals. Currently, the film is being released in several countries. The DVD will soon be released in Curaçao with Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento subtitles along with bonus material that includes behind the scenes footage taken during the production of the film.
Producers will announce shortly through the ‘Tula the Revolt’ Facebook page where the DVD is obtainable.
‘Tula, the Revolt’ can be seen at ‘The Movies Curaçao’ starting November 19, 2015.