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.