Photos: First Look at Slave Uprising Film, ‘Tula, The Revolt,’ Starring Danny Glover
New on-set photos give us our first look at Tula, The Revolt, a film based on the 1795 slave uprising on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.
Directed by Dutch director Jeroen Leinders, the film stars Danny Glover and an international cast that includes Obi Abili, Jeroen Krabbé, Derek de Lint, Henriette Tol and Barry Hay.
Tula Rigaud, the man who would ultimately lead a month-long revolt on the Dutch-occupied island, will be played by British-Nigerian actor Obi Abili. Danny Glover will take on the role of Shinishi, the elder of the group.
Fueled by three demands: an end to collective punishment, an end to working on Sundays, and the right to buy clothing and food from anywhere they wanted — not just from their masters, the rebellion did not end as peacefully as it began. However Tula remains revered as a martyr who led the long road to the end of slavery on Curaçao.
” 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.”
The film is set to release in 2013, which will mark the 150th anniversary since slavery was finally abolished on the island (1863). Take a look at more photos from the shoot below and keep up with the film via Facebook.