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Buladó (2020) Dutch-Caribbean film representation

The friction between Curaçaoan orality and Dutch-Colonial ideologies of knowledge

by Radha Zievinger

Orality and indigenous knowledge systems have been- and continue to be- delegitimised by the global west due to their assumed incompatibility with how knowledge and facts can be shared, remembered, and enacted in every day life. This, combined with other factors, has led to the unfortunate lack of representation and artistic erasure of the rich oral traditions and creole language of Papiamentu. In this essay I will be looking at the Curaçaoan film Buladó (2020) from director Eché Janga in relation to orality and the field of Dutch-Caribbean film representations.

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