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Black Hands : Trial of the Arsonist Slave / ArtMattan Productions.

Other author/creatorArtMattan Productions.
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group, film distributor.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : ArtMattan Productions, [2011]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©2011
Description1 online resource (1 video file (52 min., 3 sec.)) : color and sound.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Trial of the Arsonist Slave
Contents Black Hands: Trial of the Arsonist Slave: Introduction (1:02) -- Marie-Josèphe Angélique (3:11) -- Widow de Francheville: April 8, 1734 (2:29) -- Claude Thibault (2:22) -- Marie-Manon (2:19) -- Matthieu Léveillé (4:04) -- Montreal Fire: April 10, 1734 (2:52) -- Angélique Arrested (2:41) -- Montreal Criminal System (3:59) -- Place Royale (4:17) -- Trial of Angélique: April 12, 1734 (3:40) -- François Berey des Essars (5:44) -- Mme. Francheville's New Testimony: June 4, 1734 (3:37) -- Angélique Found Guilty (5:31) -- Angélique Executed: June 21, 1734 (3:07) -- Credits: Black Hands: Trial of the Arsonist Slave (1:02)
Abstract 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.
General noteOriginally released by ArtMattan Productions, 2011.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 30, 2015.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description (Films Media Group, March 10, 2016)
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number110334 Films Media Group

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