Pim de la Parra
(Paramaribo, 1940) made a great number of movies with Wim Verstappen, among which the blockbuster Blue Movie (1971). Their 13th and last movie was WAN PIPEL ['one people', spelled phonetically in Dutch]. After his production company went broke, he retreated to Aruba. After his return in 1985, he initiated the 'minimal movie' movement. Returned 'for good' to Surinam in 1996.
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With: Arahmaiani, Aya Zikken, Breyten Breytenbach, Dan Jacobson, Denis Henriquez, Frank Martinus Arion, Gerrit Komrij, Henk van Woerden, Jit Narain, Michiel van Kempen, Pim de la Parra, Rendra, Rudy Kousbroek, Soli Philander
The final programme in this festival was a 'live anthology', composed by writers reading their favourite poems and prose-fragments from the literatures of each other's cultures. In this way a colourful anthology was created from Surinamese, Indonesian, Antillian, Dutch and South-African literature.
Pim de la Parra, from Suriname, was the main guest in the film programme. Clarisse van Haersma Buma, former correspondent in Suriname and the Antilles, spoke to him, as an introduction to three key movies from his oeuvre. 'I feel that I have no more personal ambition to become famous. I want to do something to help things change or make things happen in my country.'