STONES HAVE LAWS | DocHouse
An still from the documentary Stones Have Laws.

STONES HAVE LAWS

Dir: Van Brummelen & De Haan & Tolin Erwin Alexander
The Netherlands / Suriname / 2018 / 100mins

The Maroon community in Suriname wonder whether they should put their trust in the European filmmakers who have come to film them…

Village elders, young men and women talk about how they live with the forest, and spirits of the natural world; a way of life in which non-human persons such as stones and rivers co-govern.

Their ancestors battled against the Dutch colonists who forced them into slavery, and they recall a dramatic escape and victory.

Re-enactments along the river and around the campfire bring their experiences to life with imaginative and unique storytelling force; while desolate landscapes show the damage caused by the arrival of multinationals. 

Book Tickets

Date: Sat 17 Aug 2019 - Thu 22 Aug 2019
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Sunday 18th August
14:00
Thursday 22nd August
21:15

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.