Tula the Revolt

Tula the Revolt

Tula, a slave on the island of Curacao, is becoming more and more aware of the injustice existing between his people and the white oppressors. In a peaceful way he tries to establish a more equal relationship between black and white. His peaceful resistance does not find any response with the rulers. But it does with his own people.

Caught by his inspiration, they unite in a passionate struggle
for equality, freedom and brotherhood.

“A nation that neglects its history is a nation with no past,
with no memory, unable to learn from mistakes in times past and unable to benefit from the achievements and glorious acts of former generations.”
Tula, The Revolt” is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. It tells the true story of a man who dared to stand up against his oppressors leading his people in a peaceful march for freedom, equality and brotherhood.

An action movie, but at the same time a character movie, giving the audience the insights of a reluctant leader, his hopes, his fears, his values, his love, his faith, but also his inevitable destiny.

Although several movies on the broader subject of slavery have been made, there was never a movie on the essence of slave resistance. The revolt on Curacao began peacefully and was meant to be won by words, rather than arms. This makes this true story unique in its kind.

As many slaves were transported and traded through the Caribbean transit harbors like the one on Curacao, this story belongs to them and to their descendants. It deserves to be told, for it is an important part of history, identity and in the end, of our society today.

6 thoughts on “Tula the Revolt

  1. This film deserves some eyes. I’m still not keen on the end. If that’s how it really happen. If hollywood fucks up @making films ’bout black life they destroy biopics. I refuse to believe a slave revolt would rise just to comply in the long run. So if any movie is ever made ’bout Yanga Gaspard or the Haitian revolution it would be like “sure you kicked ass but you now owe France.” “You defended and own a successful maroon colony but you must return any new runaways from here on in, in exchange for the opportunity to keep such said colony.” (I’m not buying it) Point I’m making Kushite is the information on these are false when not told by us. They’ll give us some good moments when we read or see it on screen but it still ends w/remember who’s boss. That sends the kinda messages that cosigns behaviors out there that we are trying so hard to get our people to alienate. We have unified before and changed a retched situation. We have struck fear w/terror against our oppressors. There are more stories like this one to be told but if all the players remained solid, didn’t snitch or can’t spin it to where whites won the war but lost the battle that story won’t see the light of day. Case and point, Nat Turner. Tula is worth a watch, “Beetle” is also worth some time and now a personal classic of mine. It deals w/the same issues and also shows African martial arts in a time of western slavery in south amurr’kkklan. Capoeira. A few jewels, some wisdom in there.

    • I feel what you’re saying. They will always give us a few crumbs every once in awhile. But truthfully we have to tell our own stories. We can’t rely on others to get it right. But you’re right,a Nat film would be awesome! But it has to be done by US and funded by US. You feel me?

      • Keep it coming though. I like underground/independent films and music like this the same.
        Running across diamonds in the rough then presenting it to your base; ain’t nothing like it. I saw The Suspect w/Mekhi off your last recommendation. Thought provoking.

  2. This movie sounds like a must see! There aren’t enough movies about this side of our history. Also, love the quote in the review about how our history is important. Thanks for sharing.

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