2022 Caribbeantales International Film Festival Festival

Directed By: Onias Landveld⎥ Netherlands⎥ 2021 ⎥ 23m 33s ⎥ Dutch with English Subtitles

Kunu means curse. In the Marroon tradition of Surinam, people believe, that you can suffer from curses because of actions of your ancestors. Those curses come in different shapes and forms. Poverty, difficult family relationships, internal and mental struggle etc. Poetic texts and poems, written and voiced by Onias Landveld, Spoken word artist, playwright and former Poet Laureate of Tilburg, formed the guideline for six POC and black composers and animators, to shape a story of human struggle and growth. The main character searches for the answer to this question: “what is the curse that keeps me in my vicious circle?”

About the Director:

Onias Landveld (Paramaribo, 1985) is a writer, voice over actor, storyteller, spoken word artist and the current Poet Laureate of the city of Tilburg. In 2015 he won the Van Dale Spoken Award for Storytelling and since then he’s been teaching concerning spoken word and (corporate) Storytelling. The later he teaches at the Radboud University but also at companies and institutions. As an artist he has created exposes for the Dutch National archives and museums. He performed in Europe and the Caribbean at festivals, for municipalities and multiple institutions. He mixes stories with poems to create a moving narrative.