C'est Moi

C'est Moi

(2016, 8 minutes)
On June 17th 1734, Marie Josèphe-Angélique, a black slave was tried, tortured and executed for allegedly burning down the city of Montréal. Some say she was a scapegoat and racially discriminated for a crime she did not commit; while others hold her up as a symbol of rebellion against white colonization. C’est Moi explores the collision of the past as it meets the present in the forgotten story of an important figure in Canada’s Black History.
How much of our past, is erased in the restoration of history?

C'est Moi
  • C'est Moi

    (9 min) Black History; Human Rights; communications; Media Arts

    Evocative performance film to inspire discussion on the dark history of slavery in New France (Québec) through a little-known story of the hanging of runaway slave Marie-Josèph Angélique, accused of setting a fire that burned severa...

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