Monday, January 10, 2011

The Black Robe

The Black Robe (1991) depicts the contact between the French and First Peoples in what we now call Canada. Although based on a work of fiction, the events it depicts are based on facts, and the film does a wonderful job of depicting the clash between European and native cultures. The owners of the copyright to this film have evidently been quite vigorous in protecting their property; I could find only a few short scenes available on YouTube. If you have need to view the film outside of class, you can find copies at Carlson Library, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, or if you have a NetFlix account, you can also stream it from that site.

While watching the film, you should pay attention to the way the film makers depict the two societies--particularly the similarities and differences.

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