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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.

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"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


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