Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc. comes a fascinating and
groundbreaking performance art documentary on the life and music of Joseph
Boulogne, Le Chevalier Saint Georges, also known as “Le Mozart Noir”.
Filmed for the first time, the story of Saint Georges portrays the remarkable
life of a man who overcame the adversities of class, race and society
to become a superstar in 18th century France. Born on Christmas Day, 1745
in Guadeloupe to a slave and a French colonialist, Saint Georges grew
to be the first black man to lead France’s most important orchestras.
His musical compositions inspired Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. As if that
weren’t enough, Saint-Georges was also France’s finest fencer,
a famed lover, and a General who led an army of 1000 black soldiers in
the French Revolution – unprecedented in European history.
Through the use of beautifully rendered historical recreations, archive-based
narration and orchestral performance by the world-famous Tafelmusik Orchestra,
Le Mozart Noir reveals in fascinating detail how such a talent was submerged
beneath the waves of history.
DVD Now Available!