LE MOZART NOIR: REVIVING A LEGEND
Directed by Raymond Saint-Jean
Canada, 2003 , 53 min.
Saturday Documentary Matinees
Focus on the African Diaspora in the Caribbean
Le Mozart Noir is a groundbreaking performance documentary focusing on the life and music of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Through the use of beautifully rendered historical recreations, archive-based narration and orchestral performance, the film brings Saint-Georges and his music back to life and reveals in fascinating detail how such a talent was submerged beneath the waves of history for nearly two centuries. Canada’s internationally acclaimed Tafelmusik Orchestra performs.
In French with English subtitles.
Sponsored by Portland State University Black Studies Department.