Montréal : Groupe Intervention Video, 2010.
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Historians: Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne, Paul Fehmiu Brown ; tour guide: David Bureau ; starring: Tetchena Bellange, Franck Sylvestre, Sonia Gadbois, Guillaume Cyn, Daniel Desputeau, Sounia Balha, Nicholas Germain-Merchand
The film investigates slavery in Canada through the story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique, a Black slave accused of burning Montreal in 1734. After an epic trial, this untameable slave is tortured and sentenced to death. But was she really guilty of this crime or was she the victim of a bigger conspiracy? Why this voluntary amnesia about this unknown page of Canadian history? The documentary mixes interviews with historians and theatre re-enactments.
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