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Film over Felix de Rooy: Nomade in Niemandsland

Nomade in Niemandsland by filmer Hester Jonkhout takes you into the eventful life of Caribbean artist Felix de Rooy. De Rooy, queer and ‘of color’ is considered a pioneer. The first in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who since the seventies has freely told with his art what it means to be queer and Caribbean.

Still uit de film

His work challenges the establishment to look at itself in the mirror. In this poetic movie, filmmaker Hester Jonkhout explores the motivations of this boundless artist who has an endless creative drive, but who is also confronted with the unpredictability of life. In 2021, Felix suffers a brain attack and must literally rearrange his life. What does it mean that the most important thing in his life, creating art, is no longer possible? What is the value of his work today?

Hester Jonkhout | Curaçao, Netherlands | 2024 | doc | 55 min | Dutch, Papiamento | e.s.

Curaçao International Film Festival
Place: The Cinemas 
Date: April 13
Time: 17:00

Place: The Cinemas
Date: April 14
Time: 20:00 

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