Patta x Nike x FC Barcelona

“We hebben een prachtige kans om Suriname internationaal op de kaart te zetten. Bovendien heeft dit project kansen geboden voor de audio visuele professionals, visagisten, stylisten, acteurs en figuranten die deel hebben uitgemaakt van de productie. Liefst 70 procent van de crew en cast komt uit ons eigen land”: Gino Refos, productieleider The Back Lot. […]

Kofi’s Tori

Samen keerden we terug naar het verleden, naar een tijd waarin Kofi, een veertienjarige jongen die tot slaaf was gemaakt, werkte op de Surinaamse plantage Buitenlust. De rol van Kofi wordt vertolkt door Daniel Kolf, een acteur met heel veel talent uit Suriname die het uitstekend doet in Nederland, waar hij al enkele jaren woont. […]


The Back Lot is super trots op de crew en cast van de Nederlandse film ‘Leeuwin’.Deze film is door een jury van 700 kinderen in Italië uitgeroepen tot de beste film van heel Europa.De prestigieuze prijs werd uitgereikt op een filmfestival in Italië, waar al meer dan 50 jaar de belangrijkste filmprijzen voor kinderen worden […]


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.

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.


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.