Faces of a City: Willemstad, Curacao

A loving portrait of continuing efforts to restore and preserve the rich architectural inheritance of Willemstad, Curaçao’s capital city. Using archival footage, aerial and detailed footage, this documentary explores the urban design of the city dating from the 17th century and some of the 765 listed historic buildings that have made Willemstad a UNESCO World heritage site.

Faces of a City: Willemstad, Curacao (2010)




English, Dutch, Papiamentu with English subtitles




Alexandra Jansse

Alexandra Jansse

Alexandra Jansse

Amsterdam native Alexandra Jansse grew up in France and in the Dutch Caribbean. She has worked with members of the British Film Institute and Cuba’s ICAIC to establish the Federation of Caribbean Film and Video Professionals, and been involved in the development of film festivals in Curaçao and Aruba, among other places. Included in her film credits is A Dollar a Day, a poignant six-part international documentaries series that shows what it means to live under the poverty line.

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