Black Hands

Black Hands

Trial of the Arsonist Slave

Streaming Video - 2011
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This 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 untamable 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? A fascinating 52 minute documentary that powerfully mixes interviews with historians and stylized theatrical re-enactments.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : ArtMattan Productions, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (52 min., 3 sec.)) : color and sound

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