Published On: Tue, May 20th, 2014

Screening of Tula The Revolt, a film about the unequal struggle for justice

TulaAMSTERDAM, WILLEMSTAD - On Tuesday 27 May the Dutch Centre will screen the film Tula The Revolt, a major motion picture starring Danny Glover and Jeroen Krabbe.  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with author and director Jeroen Leinders.

Tula, a slave in Curacao, is convinced that God made all human beings equal. Stirred by news from abroad – that the French have abolished slavery in neighbouring Haiti and that the New Dutch Republic is now under French rule – Tula sets out to improve the position of his fellow slaves on Curacao.

But the colonial powers on the island are unable to comprehend his efforts at peaceful resistance. As political and social tensions rise, they ultimately result in a brutal act of aggression.

Tula is an unforgettable novel – rich in historical detail and committed to telling a fascinating story about freedom, equality and brotherhood.

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