The docu­men­tary begins with a drama­tised recon­struc­tion of the sea voyage by Hartog Simon Pos and his brother Matthijs in the year 1774. They were on their way to Suri­name. Nearly two hundred years later, Diego Pos made a trip in the oppo­site direc­tion: he was the last Pos to leave Suri­name. In Ongewisse tijd, Pos returns to Suri­name in search of the history of his Jewish family and of Suri­name Jews in general. He happens upon unex­pected rela­tives, like Simon Matthijs, who was born out of a slave in the eigh­teenth century. The search and encoun­ters with various repre­sen­ta­tives of Jewish commu­ni­ties in Suri­name run synchro­nous with the drama­tised story of the brothers Hartog Simon and Matthijs, whose initially close rela­tion­ship was seri­ously damp­ened by love affairs. The film­maker learns things about his family, but also a lot about the Jewish tradi­tions and the devel­op­ment of slavery in his native country.

Credits

Director
Scenario
Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Shooting Star Filmcompany
TV company
Joodse Omroep
Distributor NL
Shooting Star Film Distribution
Moonlight Films

Title: Ongewisse tijd
Year: 2006
Duration : 1 hour, 4 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2007

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