A Documentary About Black Pete

Greeting’s Everyone,

I need to thank Adrianne George who contributes to Black Expat.com. I just happen to find this post and want to share it with you all. I know the topic has also been addressed on Afrospear.com. This is a new documentary that I hope will come out soon!

Click on the image above to see a short preview.

This discusses the African Diaspora community in the Netherlands. This was new information to me personally. I have been to the Netherlands several times, but I haven’t experienced this before. I thought that the initial trailer was very powerful. Shantrelle brings up a good question. Is is racist? Or the Dutch just having fun? You decide.  The Documentary project is by Shantrelle P. Lewis. Again, I am taking resources from Adrianne George as I post the information here.


Shantrelle P. Lewis


A 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow, Shantrelle P. Lewis is Brooklyn-based curator and a New Orleans native who returned home to assist in the city’s post-Katrina revitalization efforts after a 12-year stint on the east coast. Having received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in African American Studies from Howard and Temple Universities, respectively, her extensive travels throughout Africa, Europe, the United States, South America, and the Caribbean has allowed Shantrelle to experience and witness the manifestation of the African Diasporan aesthetic firsthand. As a curator, Ms. Lewis uses exhibition to respond critically to socio-political and cosmological phenomena through an African-centered lens. Since 2011, Shantrelle has been engaged in research in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean for a 2015 exhibition at Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).

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Source: http://blackexpat.com/new/2013/02/21/a-documentary-about-black-pete/