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Faja Lobbi

Director: Herman van der Horst
First film in colour by Van der Horst provides a portrait of the different population groups in Surinam, framed with music, dance, song and the mysterious sounds of the jungle. Awarded a Golden Bear at the festival of Berlin in 1960.
First colour film by Van der Horst depicts the various ethnic communities in Suriname, framed by music, song and dance. Van der Horst shows how Indians cross a fast-flowing river in the jungle and hops aboard the narrow boats of the Maroons and Creoles. But most people live in the capital of Paramaribo. Many communities there often have their own clothing and language. The film, the title referring to the national flower of Suriname, was awarded the Golden Bear in Berlin in 1960.
Title: Faja Lobbi
Year: 1960
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1994

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