Black Soul

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Black Soul
Directed by Martine Chartrand
Produced by Pierre Hébert
Marcel Jean
Yves Leduc
Written by Martine Chartrand
Music by Lilison T.S. Cordeiro
Oliver Jones
Cinematography Martine Chartrand
Edited by Fernand Bélanger
Release date
6 June 2002 (Canada)
Running time
10 minutes
Country Canada
Language English / French

Black Soul (French: Âme noire) is a 2002 animated short by Haitian Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand (fr) that uses paint-on-glass animation and music to portray defining moments of Black history.[1]

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, its soundtrack features traditional African rhythms, gospel music by Ranee Lee and a composition by jazz pianist Oliver Jones. Awards for the film included a Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Jutra Award for best animation.[2] It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.


  1. ^ McIntosh, Andrew. "Âme noire – Black Soul". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Film Reference Library. Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ NFB Web site

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