The Netherlands Consulate General in Miami cordially invites members of the press and public to attend the free screening of “A Kippah in the Caribbean” (56 min.) by Dutch filmmaker Tanja Fraai and Mike Ho-Sam-Sooi.
Following the screening, Tanja Fraai will moderate a debate with members of the audience on migration and identity.
Doors of the Koubek Center open at 7 p.m. Mrs. Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma (Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami) and Mr. Xavier Prens (Minister Plenipotentiary for Curaçao in Washington, D.C.) will provide opening remarks prior to the screening.
“A Kippah in the Caribbean” explores the Jewish Caribbean identity. Jewish history in Surinam and the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curaçao and Aruba, spans nearly 400 years. The documentary follows Jewish heritage through Portugal, Amsterdam, Brazil, Curaçao, Surinam, Aruba and the tiny island of St. Eustatius.
The documentary also addresses differences between Jews in Surinam and Curaçao, including: Why do they look different? What was their influence on the local societies? “A Kippah in the Caribbean” is an educational documentary that speaks to the contemporary themes of migration, identity, and providing a safe haven for immigrants.
This event is open to the public and press, but reservations are required because seating is limited. To attend, send an RSVP to Roger Kisoensing at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami at firstname.lastname@example.org.