The Film Festivals carry a broader goal than just showing films. In combination with the educational components, the festival establishes links between various expressions of art to create deepening and broadening. Various workshops and master classes were given where filmmakers could further their skills and interested parties could learn about film and television making.

Youth Leadership Club

A training program where young people aged 15 – 18 learn to master and apply the following skills in 3 months: basic life skills, creativity, debating, problem solving. After 3 months of physical training, the youth are sent out to work in groups on a social project. The social project involves the historic inner city […]

Check, Check, Double Check

A conference for investigative journalists that began with a lecture on the theme of shame and ended two days later with a live online search, late into the evening, for the owner of a crashed drug plane in the district of Brokopondo. Such was the case in Suriname where, from June 6 to 8, 2019, […]

DocuLab ‘8 for 40’

Suriname has a rich history and has many cultures with great individuality.

The diversity of Suriname is an oft-cited quality. Much of what has taken place and is still taking place and developing is hidden from large parts of our community. This can be brought to life on the big screen or on the more intimate TV at home.

The Back Lot Academy

The Back Lot Academy, more commonly known by its cool name ‘The Academy’ began in January 2019 with three mbo programs; Cultural Event Management, Social Media Professional and Audiovisual Professional. At the Academy, you will be prepared for a career in the creative sector.


On the basis of a carefully formulated proposition, young people engage in debate with each other on current social issues. Party political topics are avoided. The debate is led by an impartial presenter, Hennah Draaibaar. There is also a moderator/interpellant, who may interject at any time. She adds depth to the topic and highlights a different viewpoint where appropriate.

10 Minute Youth News

The 10 Minute Youth News started in 2004 and was the first member of Wadada News for Kids. The first 10-minute broadcast was aired on the Surinamese television channel STVS on October 22, 2004. The journal is an initiative of FREE VOICE, a media organization in the Netherlands dedicated to independent journalism and press freedom in developing countries. About 260 broadcasts a year are currently made.