Faces of a City: Willemstad, Curacao

Director: Alexandra Jansso
2010, Curaçao
English, Dutch, Papiamentu, with English subtitles
Documentary feature 76 minutes


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.

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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.



Tue 27 Sept 4.30pm, The Little Carib Theatre

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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