10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024


Local & Regional History Program

No less than four documentaries feature in the Local & Regional History program this year, three of which are from Curacao filmmakers:

Drie vrouwen – Over slavernij en vrijheid *Caribbean premiere
Ida Does | Netherlands | 2018 | doc | Dutch | n.s.

The facades of listed buildings in The Hague and Amsterdam hide stories of slavery perpetrated by the Netherlands. In this documentary three women argue in favor of respectful recognition of this painful chapter in the country’s history. What does this past tell us about contemporary Dutch identity? And what does it mean for the descendants of the enslaved? Watch the trailer here.
THU 12 APR 19:30 | FRI 13 APR 15:30


Mundo Mistiko *world premiere
Felix de Rooy | Curaçao | 2018 | doc | 55’ | Dutch, German, Papiamentu | e.s.

A journey through the ‘mundo místiko’, the mystical world created by visual artist Tony Monsanto (1946-2014).
THU 12 APR 18:15 • SUN 15 APR 16:30


Welterusten Papa (Goodnight Daddy) *world premiere
Sharelly Emanuelson | Curaçao | 2018 | 60’ | Dutch, Papiamentu | e.s.

Cinematographic portrait that shows us an alternative narrative about the presence of fathers in the lives of their daughters and challenges stereotypes about masculinity and fatherhood.
FRI 13 APR 20:00 • SUN 15 APR 15:00


Yamada (Calling)
Sharelly Emanuelson | Curaçao | 2018 | doc | 85’ | Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish | e.s.

In 1977 an unexpected musical marriage occurred between a local youth rock band and a church choir. 40 years later, this band (Grupo Serenada) is still dedicated to preserve traditional Papiamentu songs. This documentary reveals the personal and collective motives for committing to this cultural preservation.
THU 12 APR 15:30 | FRI 13 APR 21:30

Full CIFFR 2018 program launch is on 5 April. Ticket sale starts at The Cinemas on Saturday 7 April at 10:00.