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The Legend of Buchi Fil

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2008
Duration 20 minutes
Type Dramatic short
Country Curaçao
Language Dutch and Papiamento, with English subtitles
Director(s) German Gruber
Rating All Ages
Contact germangruber@hotmail.com


Buchi Fil is a Caribbean legend, the strongest slave who ever lived. In this film, based on a poem by acclaimed Curaçao poet Pierre Laufferm, the plantation master becomes obsessed with breaking Buchi Fil. Only when he sells Buchi Fils’s beloved wife, Mosa Nena, does the proud slave crack. Buchi Fil’s final act shows the power of his spirit and his love.

Trinidad and Tobago premiere.


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Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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