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)

Margaret avatar

Great movie, subtly addresses so many issues.

Donna avatar

Excellent! just what I needed after a long day. I would love to see more movies like this one!

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Christopher C.

Very good movie. I would watch it again.

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Crystal Howell

It is truly epic in every word. This is probably one of the most ambitious movies ever made.

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Ashley M.

There are very few films I can watch more than once. This is one I can.

Austin A. avatar
Austin A.

Acting and directing were very good.

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Terry Marshall

Lee Anne Schmitt and his cast have rejuvenated a struggling and boring cinema, they have resurrected the almost dying art of epic film-making.

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Laura W.

Just a joy from start to finish. Smart, sweet, engaging.

Roy avatar

this movie was SO good!!!!!!!

Julia avatar

When you are using real actors and not "reheated" stars alongside silly semi-amateurs, plus a script that does not self plagiarize, any movie can only be good and very good!

Nicole avatar

Best film I've seen in a long time. Takes you in straight away.

Martha avatar

I hope that this film stands the test of time because it is "classic" material.