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Stones Have Laws


DocHouse Release Date

Saturday 17th August 2019
Stones Have Laws poster
Suitable only for adults.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown at DocHouse on 1st October 2019.
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1 hour 40 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

The Maroon community in Suriname wonder whether they should put their trust in the European filmmakers who have come to film them...

Village elders, young men and women talk about how they live with the forest, and spirits of the natural world; a way of life in which non-human persons such as stones and rivers co-govern.

Their ancestors battled against the Dutch colonists who forced them into slavery, and they recall a dramatic escape and victory.

Re-enactments along the river and around the campfire bring their experiences to life with imaginative and unique storytelling force; while desolate landscapes show the damage caused by the arrival of multinationals.


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Last update was at 06:49 23rd October 2019