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Fire and Fury: The Story of Marie Josephe Angelique

Catalogue Number:  UIF001
Producer:  Up In Flames Productions
Producing Agencies:  Up In Flames Productions
Subject:  Black History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2007
Running Time:  16:02

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A fire started on the night of April 10, 1734. By the early hours of the morning, half of Montreal had been destroyed. Marie-Josèphe-Angélique, a young Black slave, was accused of setting the fire despite the lack of evidence against her and sentenced to death by hanging. Fire and Fury looks at the story of Angélique through the eyes of 3 people who knew her. Each sheds a very different light on the woman. Based on a true historical event.

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