Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan have a background in visual arts. In recent years they applied themselves to long-term collaborations with communities, inviting these communities to experiment with collective script writing and re-enactment. From 2011 to 2014 they created Episode of the Sea with the Dutch fishing community of the former island Urk. From 2015 to 2019 they collaborated with a Surinamese Maroon community living in Suriname’s rainforest on the film Stones Have Laws. In 2021 Hatje Cantz published their book Drifting Studio Practice about their collaborative filmmaking method. Tolin Alexander is a theatre maker of Okanisi Maroon descent who specializes in community theatre. In his work, he mixes Maroon traditions with contemporary theatre techniques to address social issues. He was involved as a researcher and codirector in the film project Stones Have Laws.
Camera: Van Brummelen & De Haan
Editor: Van Brummelen & De Haan
Music: Saamaka Maroon Community
Producer: VRIZA, seriousFilm, Ideal Film