Purge This Land

PURGE THIS LAND is an essay film centered around the legacy of the radical abolitionist John Brown . The music for the piece was composed by my partner Jeff Parker (who plays in the band Tortoise and is a member of the AACM) and references black creative music coming out of Chicago and Detroit in the 1960's. He is also seen at the end of the film, along with my son. The title is taken from John Brown's letter of 1859: 'I...am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.'

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Running Time
1 hours 20 minutes
Lee Anne Schmitt
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Purge This Land» (28)

Emma P. avatar
Emma P.

This movie is Documentary the way it was meant to be: intelligent, thought-provoking, and exciting.

Gerald P. avatar
Gerald P.

great movie! would give 10 stars!

Janet P. avatar
Janet P.

I enjoyed this film! I would recommend it!

Patricia G. avatar
Patricia G.

The movie was more profound and enjoyable than I anticipated.

Vincent S. avatar
Vincent S.

It is a movie that i would watch again... loved everything about it!!!

Olivia avatar

This is definitely a movie I will be watching several times in the cinema.

Bryan avatar

Excellent movie. It made my day after being bedbound recovering from a cold.

Stephen L. avatar
Stephen L.

Really good Documentary movie, it will get you from moment one to the end.

Kathleen avatar

I think it was pretty original and polished with regards to the writing and I really enjoyed it! Spectacular! It was a good movie.

Jordan avatar

Hilarious with some heart felt moments. Very clever plot line.

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David Guerrero

This was movie was phenomenal. Really really nice.

Philip avatar

Wow, amazing camera work, acting, directing, writing, and an overall great film.