As part of its second edition, Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival is proud to partner with Pérez Art Museum Miami to present Director Ida Does' latest film, Amsterdam: Traces of Sugar.
The documentary tracks down the many traces of slavery in present-day Amsterdam/The Netherlands and digs deep into the genealogy of two public figures in The Netherlands and Surinam: journalist Noraly Beyer-Oostvriesland and Glenn de Randamie aka rapper Typhoon. Artist and cultural activist Patricia Kaersenhout also shares her work dealing with the history of slavery.
The film explores the way present-day education in The Netherlands deals with Dutch slavery and the multicultural society, while stressing that, often avoided or denied, the history of slavery is a shared history between The Netherlands and Surinam and other Dutch Caribbean islands. The film is a powerful plea to reclaim history and dignity for the people of African descent.