Published On: Wed, Oct 24th, 2012

Tula, The Revolt

WILLEMSTAD - Tula, The Revolt is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. It tells the true story of a man who dared to stand up against his oppressors leading his people in a peaceful march for freedom, equality and brotherhood.

An action movie, but at the same time a character movie, giving the audience the insights of a reluctant leader, his hopes, his fears, his values, his love, his faith, but also his inevitable destiny.

Although several movies on the broader subject of slavery have been made, there was never a movie on the essence of slave resistance. The revolt on Curacao began peacefully and was meant to be won by words, rather than arms. This makes this true story unique in its kind.

The filming of the movie is taking place on different parts of the island and the images show the scenes being filmed at the Curacao National Museum.

Jeroen Krabbe getting ready for his scene as Governor de Veer

Soldiers being prepared by Make-up and Wardrobe department

Slaves being prepared by Make-up and Wardrobe department while director Jeroen Leinders gives them instructions

Action time machine

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