Tirzo Martha, Captain Caribbean vs. Anansi colonialism Growing up on the island of Curaçao between the 1960’s and the 1980’s was a surreal experience. Social and political instability had a direct impact on the community. The revolt that took place on May 30th 1969 has stood as an example of how extreme and out of hand the situation had become. The island suffered social and economic decay which created the conditions for corruption and abuses of power in political, governmental and social structures. In several neighborhoods you could see and feel its abatement. People were cheating and hustling to survive – at every level of society from the political parties and into the government. It became so bad that the situation reflected that directly from the stories of Anansi. A voice was needed: a voice that could communicate and reflect the needs and urgency of the society, a voice that would employ the visual arts by way of actions, interventions and performances within the community to relieve the system of its burden. It was a voice that after taking many forms was finally defined as Captain Caribbean. Some images, sounds or other media used in the following presentation are subject to copyright restrictions that prevent them being shown. In order to provide a complete record of the conference, these items have been blurred or silenced. Should we obtain permission to use these images, sounds and other media in the future the films will be updated.