The Caribbean Film Series - July 19th at 7:30PM Brooklyn Academy of Music - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The Caribbean Film Series - July 19th at 7:30PM Brooklyn Academy of Music

 July 19th at  7:30PM

Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Caribbean Film Series brings you its summer edition with a screening of the magical realism-centered drama, “Buladó” by Curaçaoa filmmaker Eché Janga on Tuesday, July 19, 7:30pm at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Following the screening, we’ll have a special talkback on the generational themes of the movie.    

A multiple-award winner, "Buladó" was The Netherlands’ official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

In the film, the young and headstrong Kenza (Tiara Richards), lives on a junkyard in the countryside of Curaçao with her father, Ouira (Everon Jackson Hooi), and grandfather, Weljo (Felix de Rooy). Ouira is an iron-willed police officer, while Weljo identifies with the original inhabitants and spirituality of the island. As Weljo wishes to prepare for his passing to the world of spirits, the relationship between Ouira and Weljo starts to escalate, and 11-year-old Kenza searches for her own path in between the two extremes.

The Curaçaoan story in “Buladó” is based on an old slave saga that was passed on in the film’s director Eché Janga’s family for generations. “As a filmmaker, I am aiming to show the elusive, something that allows people’s differences to disappear; be it love, mysticism, or an existential dilemma…this elusiveness comes to the forefront in the form of mysticism. In Afro-Caribbean culture, mysticism is still more present than in the Western culture.” Janga adds, “By bringing this story to the big screen, I hope to open eyes to the beauty and power of the underexposed stories of our Dutch colonial history.”

Now in its seventh year, the Caribbean Film Series is an ongoing program of Third Horizon, The Luminal Theater, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

To preview Buladó, click HERE for the film’s trailer; 
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To attend screenings at BAM, proof of full vaccination is required, and masks must be worn at all times at BAM. We will continue to update their policies in adherence with the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines and protocols.

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