QUEBEC 1759, BATTLE FOR A CONTINENTONE-OFF
- DIRECTOR : Brian Mc Kenna & Olivier Julien
- PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / Galafilm / Arte France / History Television Canada
- DATE : 2009
- FORMAT : HD
- DURATION : 1x75', 1x86'
This documentary investigation will bring to life the day the French lost their claims over North America to the British.
September 13th 1759, at 10am: Two armies are lined up across from one another on the Plains of Abraham, at the gates to the city of Quebec. Two armies, two empires, are lined up. The confrontation will be lightning fast. After fifteen minutes, the leaders of both sides will be lying, mortally wounded and hundreds of soldiers – English and French, American and Canadian, Iroquois and Scottish – will be strewn across the battlefield, dead or dying. This day marks the turning point in the Seven Years War (1756-1763). France loses control of Quebec and thus of navigation on the Saint Lawrence River, losing also its claim over North America to the British. Blending a fictionalized historical re-enactment and a present-day documentary investigation, QUEBEC 1759 is a spectacular panorama that will bring to life the 13th September 1759 battle between enemy commanders and soldiers of many nations – the underside of a battle that might have turned out completely differently. THIS FILM ALSO CELEBRATES THE 400TH BIRTHDAY OF CREATION OF QUEBEC IN 1608.