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)

Marilyn avatar

Way better than I thought it would be based on the previews.

Mary S. avatar
Mary S.

Slow start, but worth watching.

Nicole D. avatar
Nicole D.

Good acting, great direction, excellent cinematography.

Doris avatar

I was not disappointed! I enjoyed this movie and will recommend it.

Eugene avatar

This movie caught me off guard. It is outstanding.

Kelly avatar

I had heard great reviews, but wasn't expecting to love it. Turns out, it was as good as people were saying!

Albert A. avatar
Albert A.

I have to say to make such an impressive trailer and such an interesting film, takes great doing!

Phillip avatar

Awesome! It's not a die-hard documentary, but still the movie rocks.

Kevin W. avatar
Kevin W.

Can watch it 10 times and still see new things you missed. Lee Anne Schmitt is a genius!

Sharon M. avatar
Sharon M.

Such a crazy idea, thought, invention, creativity that blows our mind beyond conscious level.