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First Trailer For Epic Slave Uprising Actioner 'Tula, The Revolt'

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 10, 2013 3:21 PM
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Here's your first look at the trailer for the upcoming slave uprising film, Tula, The Revolt, from Dutch director Jeroen Leinders, which is based on a true story about a slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795, and the man called Tula, who stood up against his oppressors, and led the revolt that would last about a month. 

Danny Glover leads a pack of international actors that also includes Obi AbiliJeroen Krabbé,Derek de LintHenriette Tol and Barry Hay

Obi Abili (a UK actor of Nigerian decent) stars in the film as the titular Tula, while Glover plays Shinishi, the elder of the group. 

The film, described as an action-drama, is complete, as the filmmakers are aiming for a July 1, 2013 premiere, because it was exactly on July 1, 150 years ago, that slavery in the former Dutch colony was abolished on the island of Curacao (1863).

The producers plan to premiere the film in the Netherlands, following what they're calling a pre-premiere in Curaçao - although the latter decision apparently lies with their distributor.

Inspire Pictures co-produced the film, which will be distributed by Benelux Film Distributors. No word on when it'll play other territories - like the USA. Although I would assume it will. I'm sure it'll be picked up by festivals in the USA - especially Diaspora festivals.

The film was shot last year in Curacao at actual locations where the real uprising occurred, giving an authenticity to it, which was important to the filmmakers. 

Altogether, the production budget of the film was $3.5 million.

Here's the brand-spanking-new trailer:

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  • dr. koura gibson | June 25, 2013 7:39 AMReply

    "you were born for this moment..." powerful and tearful...count me in too...can't wait until it reaches dc...

  • MK | May 14, 2013 1:59 AMReply

    What's with all the super-white and super-intact clothing, though?
    This is supposed to be the tropics. This is supposed to be slavery. These people look awfully well cared for.

  • elise | May 13, 2013 5:03 PMReply

    trailer very promissing. Pure filming, atmosphere captured beuatifully, great actors. Dialogues seem to fit in realistic time frame of the story. Can't wait to see it

  • NO BRAINER | May 11, 2013 10:14 PMReply

    Another slave movie? I just hope they all have successful box offices, just to send the message.

  • Bee | May 10, 2013 10:49 PMReply

    I agree that the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. But I cannot wait to see this! I'm very excited! Thanks for the post!

  • sergio | May 10, 2013 4:30 PMReply

    The dialogue sounds sound rather cliched at times, but ANY film about a slave revolt is on the top of my list

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