Everyday reality and mystical experience blend magically during René’s mentally and physically arduous trip across the island of Curaçao. A journey through life.
Watamula is a place where Curaçao breathes. It is also the destination of René, who emerges from a river and staggeringly continues his journey across the island. He comes across sharp thorns and sweet rose petals, meets with rejection and comfort, clutching the amulet he was given at birth. Visual artist and filmmaker Kevin Osepa, for whom the identity of young Afro-Caribbeans is an important subject, moulds this trip into a magical-realistic panorama bringing together landscape and fate, spirituality, sensuality and machismo.


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Title: Watamula
Year: 2020
Duration : 26 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2020

RomantiekGender & IdentityDramaLGBTQ+ExperimentalFaith & spirituality

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Film (2020)
Kevin Osepa

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