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Stones Have Laws

Genre: Documentary
Author(s): Siebren De Haan, Lonnie Van Brummelen, Tolin Erwin Alexander
Director: Lonnie Van Brummelen, Siebren De Haan, Tolin Erwin Alexander
Release Date: 09/08/2019 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 100mins
Country: Neth
Year: 2018

A documentary portrait of the Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. In reenacted scenes, village elders and younger men and women talk about the history of their people, their devotion to ancestors and forest spirits, and the strict laws of trees and boulders. Through the eyes of these people, we glimpse the spirits of the natural world and the devastating impact of multinationals, which plunder the land for valuable minerals.

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