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Breaking the Ice, The Story of Mary Ann Shadd

Synopsis
BREAKING THE ICE, THE STORY OF MARY ANN SHADD sheds new light on the remarkable, little known story of the abolitionist, suffragette and integrationist Mary Ann Shadd. Living in Windsor, Ontario, she fought for integrated education, battled segregationists and started the first integrated school in Canada. Shadd later became the first female newspaper editor and the first black female attorney in North America.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2000
Subjects
Women’s studies
Keywords
American civil war; Canada; civil rights; slavery; USA; women’s emancipation; black Americans; Shadd, Mary Ann

Credits

Director
Sylvia Sweeney
Producer
Lindalee Tracey; Maria Pimentel; Peter Raymont

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$248.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
62 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Icarus Films

Email
mail@icarusfilms.com
Web
http://icarusfilms.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 718 488 8900
Fax
+1 718 488 8642
Address
32 Court Street
21st Floor
Brooklyn
NY 11201
USA
Notes
A US distributor with an extensive collection of mainly independently-made documentary films from around the world on social, arts and humanities topics. Dedicated to distributing films about people and ideas too often unseen or unheard. Not all titles are for sale on DVD or digital streaming outside the US. Previouslyknown as First Run/Icarus Films.

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