LE SAPHIR DE SAINT LOUIS

Country: France
Category: Documentary
Release date: 2015
Duration: 35'
Director: JOSÉ LUIS GUERIN
Edition: April 2017
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Synopsis:

In Saint-Louis Cathedral, in La Rochelle, in a chapel filled with merchant marine ex-votos, one can contemplate a painting that witnesses the tragedy of the “Saphir” in 1741.  This slave schooner was becalmed for days and days in inter-tropical waters, with 271 slaves and 30 crewmembers on board. This little painting is like a secret door in a Cathedral that opens on to the great History…

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