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Stones Have Laws Rated 12A

Stones Have Laws

Dir. Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan, Tolin Erwin Alexander. Netherlands, 2018. 1h 40m. Dutch/subs.

An immersive exploration of the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. Combining stories of African ancestral traditions and escaped slavery, this captivating documentary examines the devastating impact of industry on the community’s bond with the land.

‘A fascinating fusion of documentary, poetry and theatre…It’s languid, immersive and hypnotic.’ ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Guardian

‘It renders truth and history into a vernacular at once free and formalised, jubilant and ironic.’ ★★★★ Nigel Andrews, The FT