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)

Frances avatar

Amazing exercise of stunning colour, isn't just a Documentary, it's a accomplishment, and is by far this year's best film.

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Alice C.

Best one for many many many years !!!! TRUE DIAMOND !!!

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Julie B.

Excellent movie! We all enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

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Nicole O.

This movie was a flawlessly directed masterpiece. Just watch it.

Sara avatar

I need this movie win an Oscar because they deserve it a lot, and because I want everyone watch the perfect and awesome these movies are.

Carol avatar

Will keep your attention for the whole movie. Most movies bore me and this one was pretty good.

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Beverly Lewis

We wanted a good Documentary movie and this was it! Loved it!

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Jason Spencer

5 stars all the way. Great story line, great acting.

Deborah avatar

This was a very entertaining Documentary movie. Definitely would recommend!

Johnny avatar

One of the most impressive movies I've ever seen. My expectations had been exceeded.

Ashley avatar

Brilliant! This movie is proof that you don't need all the special effects in the world to make an amazing Documentary movie.

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Helen McDonald

One of the best movies of all time and most likely the best Documentary I have ever watched.