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  Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi becomes a mother in 1984 and from then, children play an important role in her life and her artwork. When the interior war (started in 1986) is going on, she starts painting Maroon children with happy and curious expressions on their faces. Just as they appeared to her on her visits to the interior before the war. She wonders: what happened to these children? When her son is about 10 years, tourism in the interior  is starting up slowly again in some safe areas of the beautiful tropical rainforest of Suriname. These eco-resorts are only accessible by airplane. Kit-Ling considers it a must in the education of her son, and goes with him on one of these expensive tours. They visit the Indigenous people in the south east of Suriname and meet with a culture that still is very authentic, but has already adopted several aspects of the globalising world. Children are walking around in T-shirts of popular American basketball teams. The Indiginious people do not want to perform traditional dances, but want to play volleyball with the visitors. The children seem to be happy in their small communities, where life still is going slowly and where their spirits are able to walk along with them.The children of the city of Paramaribo are in a less favourable position. The society is tramatised by the military regime and the murders of 15 prominent citizens in 1982. Parents get divorced; families are split up because of different political opinions. 
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