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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

Welterusten Papa (Goodnight Daddy) (2018 Feature Film)

Sharelly EMANUELSON | Curaçao | 2018 | doc | color | DCP | 60' | Dutch, Papiamentu | e.s.

LOCAL & REGIONAL HISTORY_Cinematographic portrait of various father-daughter relations that shows us an alternative narrative about the presence of fathers in the lives of their daughters and challenges stereotypes about masculinity and fatherhood.

In Goodnight Daddy, a variety of father-daughter stories are portrayed where we experience the dynamics and influences within the relationship. It shows us an alternative narrative about the presence of fathers in the lives of their daughters. As a result, stereotypes about masculinity and fatherhood are challenged. There is the divorced father who only sees his daughter in the weekends. Or the pensioner father who used to be completely dedicated to his work but now, at an advanced age, finds himself dedicated to the education of his youngest daughter. No matter the age gap, profession, or living situation, the love these fathers and daughters have for each other and the bond they share is evident.

Producer Sawita Chotkan dedicates the film to her father who passed away when she was only 16. Bringing back memories brings her father closer again, who is still present as a compass guiding her through life’s choices. 

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 20:00

Duration: 0:45

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 15:00

Duration: 0:45

Year in Festival
Sharelly Emanuelson
Sharelly Emanuelson
Pim Gelevert
Sawita Chotkan
Sawita Chotkan
Year of Production

Sharelly EMANUELSON (1986, Curaçao) graduated with a BA in Audiovisual Media from the School of Arts in Utrecht and an MA in Artistic Research from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. In 2012, her first documentary Su solo i playanan won an Audience Award at the Africa in the Picture film festival and was screened at several film festivals and public debate platforms. At the moment, she is working on a documentary about visual artist Geerdine Kuijpers and, in cooperation with Instituto Buena Bista, directing a short film with local high school students. In addition to creating films and video installations, she founded Uniarte, a non-profit organization led by and for the benefit of artist in the Caribbean. 


Su solo i playanan (2010, doc), Yamada (2018, doc), Welterusten Papa/Goodnight Daddy (2018, doc), Geerdine Kuijpers (2018, doc)