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.
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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..."
"C'est Moi is the history lesson you never had"
"Unearthing an important story from Canadian history"
"Story of a Canadian Female Freedom Fighter told in new film"
"Howard J. Davis seductively mashes historical horror with the present"
"New film takes a much-needed glance into Canada’s uncomfortable past with racism and slavery"
"The film is a poetic retelling of Angelique's history using music, spoken word, and visual film elements"
"Kelowna filmmaker digs into canadian roots"
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Dividing Lines Synopsis
February 8th & 9th 2019
Horace W. Sturgis Library
Afro Prairie Film Festival
Black Canadian Short Films program
Sunday, February 24 at 7pm
Niagara on the Lake Public Library
February 28th 2019
April 15th-May 15th
PTE Festival of New Works
January 27th, 11am
Charlotte Black Film Festival
April 6th 2018, 4:45 pm Room 15a
Dalhousie Art Gallery
Halifax, Nova Scotia
April 12th, 6:00pm
National Black Film Festival
May 4th 12:45pm
Columbus Black International Film Festival
CaribbeanTales International Film Festival
Septmeber 12th, 2018, 8pm
Greater Cleveland Urban FIlm Festival
InShorts FIlm Festival
feb 19th, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 24th, 2017
Houston Black Film Festival
March 23rd, 2017
March 30th, 2017
JULY 24TH, 2017
September 9th, 2017
September 17th, 6:30pm
Oct 1st, 2017
October 8th, 2017
Twin Cities Black Film Festival
October 12th-15th, 2017
October 26th, 2017