Le Sort De L'Amérique (1996)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, World History, Biography  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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A documentary containing many dramatized moments, this Canadian outing chronicles the September 3, 1759 "Battle of the Plains of Abraham," a key moment in Canadian history in which the English won dominion over the French in Quebec. The saga begins as the filmmakers interview aspiring rock musician Andrew Wolfe-Burroughs, a descendant of British General Wolfe, the man who successfully routed the French by launching a surprise attack. He offers some surprisingly critical comments upon his ancestor's conquest. The filmmakers then journey to France to speak with the eccentric Le Baron Georges de Marestan, a descendant of the French commander General Montcalm. He offers some rather radical views of the battle and the state of French democracy. Afterward, the interviewers return to Quebec to query historians and watch filmed reenactments of the battles.