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ABOUT C'EST MOI

How much of our past is erased in the restoration of history?

Set amongst modern day Montréal C'est Moi is an award winning, internationally screened short film that explores the collision of the past as it meets the present in the forgotten story of an important figure in Black Canadian History and her efforts to fight against slavery in 18th Century New France. Created by emerging filmmaker Howard J. Davis the film stars Jenny Brizard as Marie-Josèphe Angélique.

Learn more about the team

here

PRESS

"Five stellar shorts of CTFF 2018...With striking imagery and deep narration director Howard J. Davis tells a cautionary tale about the pervasive evil of racism."

By Julian Neaves

 

"C'est Moi is a poetic meditation on a fragment of neglected history"

Clive Davis, the times & Sunday Times

"Any trace of history that we may not like has disappeared from our collective consciousness..."

Kelly Bedard (myentertainmentworld.ca)

"A reminder of the many forgotten incidences of racial injustices that

pepper Canada’s past..."

Pauline Nesbitt (The Concordian)

"C'est Moi is the history lesson you never had"

Premila D'sa (RyersonFolio)

"Unearthing an important story from Canadian history"

Nick Wagersky (Hollywood North Magazine)

"Story of a Canadian Female Freedom Fighter told in new film"

by ByBlacks (ByBlacks)

"Howard J. Davis seductively mashes historical horror with the present"

By Drew Rowsome

 

"New film takes a much-needed glance into Canada’s uncomfortable past with racism and slavery"

By This Magazine

"The film is a poetic retelling of Angelique's history using music, spoken word, and visual film elements"

by AfroToronto

"Kelowna filmmaker digs into canadian roots"

by Daily courier

SCREENINGS

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2019

 

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February 8th & 9th 2019

Horace W. Sturgis Library

KENNESAW, GA

Afro Prairie Film Festival

 Black Canadian Short Films program

Sunday, February 24 at 7pm

Winnipeg Cinematheque

Niagara on the Lake Public Library

Ontario, Canada

February 28th 2019

Vues D'afrique

VA Plateforme

April 15th-May 15th

PTE Festival of New Works

Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 30th

2018

 

Denton Black Film Festival 

Denton, Texas

January 27th, 11am

Charlotte Black Film Festival

April 6th 2018, 4:45 pm Room 15a

Charlotte, NC

 

Dalhousie Art Gallery

Black on Both Sides

Halifax, Nova Scotia

April 12th, 6:00pm

 

 

National Black Film Festival

Houston, Texas

May 4th 12:45pm

 

Columbus Black International Film Festival

Gateway Film Centre, OH

August 24th

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Revue Cinema, Toronto, On

Septmeber 12th, 2018, 8pm

Greater Cleveland Urban FIlm Festival

Cleveland, Ohio

September 20-28th

 

InShorts FIlm Festival

Lagos, Nigeria

December 27th-29th

2017

 

Cosmic film festival

Florida, FL

feb 19th, 2017

Hollywood Black Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA

Feb 24th, 2017

Houston Black Film Festival

Houston, Texas

March 23rd, 2017

Women in media - newark women's history month film festival

Newark, New Jersey

March 30th, 2017


WIFTA SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

Atlanta, Georgia

JULY 24TH, 2017

 

Toronto Independent Film Festival

Toronto, ON

September 9th, 2017

 

Bay Street Film Festival

Thunder Bay, ON

September 17th, 6:30pm

TICKETS HERE

 

Montreal Black Film Festival

Montreal, QC

Oct 1st, 2017

 

Baltimore International Black Film Festival

Baltimore, MD

October 8th, 2017

 

Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 12th-15th, 2017

 

 

Black International Film Festival,

Birmingham, UK

October 26th, 2017

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