Les Mains noires : procés de l'esclave incendiaire = Black hands : trial of the arsonist slave

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  • Creator Bel Ange Moon Productions ; director Tetchena Bellange ; script Bianca Bellange, Tetchena Bellange ; executive producers Bianca Bellange, Tetchena Bellange
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Montréal : Groupe Intervention Video, 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn724484801
  • Credits
    • 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 lending of the document to other libraries or institutions is prohibited.


  • 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.


  • Originally released in 2010.
  • DVD; NTSC; widescreen; video HD ; stereo.
  • In French or English versions; English version contains English narrative with some French dialog with English subtitles.
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