Mother Suriname is a moving documentary that uses unique archive material to tell the life story of a Surinamese washerwoman, inspired by Tessa's grandmother Fansi. The life story covers the period from the abolition of slavery in 1863 to Surinamese independence in 1975. Fansi's story begins in an abandoned village where she grew up as a house slave, after being given up by her white mother and black father. When Fansi becomes a mother at a young age and is abandoned by her husband, she moves to Paramaribo to offer her children a better future. As a single mother, she fights hard to offer her children better opportunities. When her children leave for the Netherlands, she is left alone, not ready to leave Suriname. Only in her last years did she cross over to the Netherlands herself and experience the uprooting of her motherland
Dit is de Engels ondertitelde versie. Als je deze film wilt bekijken met Nederlandse ondertiteling, klik dan op onderstaande link.
This is the English subtitled version. If you want to see this film with Dutch subtitles, click on the link below.