Zo Vrij als een Vogel (Free as a bird)

For more than 50 years, 82-year-old artist, Rotterdam born, Geerdine Kuijpers has been living and working in a self-designed and built creative paradise: the Art & Nature Inn. The once flourishing apartment complex has become a beautiful, magical garden, full of mosaics and paintings – a place where spirituality can be felt. Geerdine doesn’t want to think about stopping, but what does the future hold for the Art & Nature Inn? Will her philosophy behind the spiritual work of art stand the test of time? 


Zo Vrij als een Vogel (Free as a bird) (2018)




Dutch with English subtitles


All Ages


Sharelly Emanuelson


Sun 18 Aug 2019, 2.00pm, Q+A

Fri 23 Aug 2019, 4.00pm, Q+A

World Premiere

Sharelly Emanuelson

Sharelly Emanuelson

Born and raised in the Dutch Caribbean, Sharelly Emanuelson studied film in the Netherlands and returned home to tell universal and intimate stories from the Dutch Caribbean islands and the larger Caribbean region. Her films and film installations have been screened at different festivals and events internationally. Apart from winning the audience award in 2011 at Africa in the Picture film festival, she received the Master award at KABK in 2014 and just recently received the encouragement spotlight Award of 2018. Emanuelson is also the founder of Uniarte, a non-profit, artists-led organization in Curaçao and The Netherlands, that works to contribute to a fertile and sustainable environment for art to flourish in a contemporary Caribbean context. 

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