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FILM BITES: The Price of Sugar Hoe duur was de suiker

Screening Information

Film Details

Country Netherlands
Year 2013
Running Time 120 MIN
Language Dutch
Subtitles English
Director Jean van de Velde

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The Price of Sugar has Gone With The Wind written all over it. Set in 18th century Suriname, this lush period piece and riveting melodrama reveals the history of the Dutch Jews who were among the slave-owning plantation owners in the former Dutch colony. Sarith lives on a plantation with her personal slave, Mini-Mini (who is also her half sister) and her stepsister, Elza. Frustrated by her unhappy marriage, the independent Sarith schemes within the male-dominated society she inhabits. Narrating the events is Mini-Mini who holds the impossible position of being a slave, confidante and half-sister rolled into one.

Come an hour before the screening and enjoy a Netherlands inspired meal for an additional fee. Order food in advance here.


Screened in partnership with:

 Prosserman JCC

Presentation Details

In-Person Screening Wednesday, December 13 at 7PM
Leah Posluns Theatre, Prosserman JCC,
4588 Bathurst Street
Free Parking Available
Tickets Advance: $8
At the door: $10