Tetchena Bellange
The Director - Tetchena Bellange

Tetchena Bellange graduated  in Cinema at the University of Montreal.  In 2010, she directed the documentary Doctors Without Residencies produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), which explores the mechanism that prevents several foreign-trained doctors from practicing medicine in Quebec, Canada.  This film was #1 on the NFB’s website for several weeks.

Tetchena has previously written and directed short films that toured several festivals, including Echos starring Janine Sutto and Richard Robitaille (nominated for Best Film at the Niagara Film Festival). Her film “Black Hands – Trial of the Arsonist Slave”, successful with critics and audience alike, has been screened in several prestigious festivals like the World Film Festival in Montreal, the African Diaspora Film Festival in New York, the Victoria Film Festival in Canada and the International PanAfrican Film Festival in Cannes. The documentary was also selected in the official best picture competition at the biggest festival in Africa, the FESPACO in Burkina Faso.

BLACK HANDS – TRIAL OF THE ARSONIST SLAVE  |  Documentary about the black slave Marie-Josèphe Angélique
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