Screening

Open City Documentary Festival: Purge This Land

10 Sep 2017

Event times

6pm

Cost of entry

£12, concs £7/£8/£11

Regent Street Cinema

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Save Event: Open City Documentary Festival: Purge This Land

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

Open City Documentary Festival Closing Night Film

About

LEE ANNE SCHMITT / 2017 / UNITED STATES / 84'

The history of racism and slavery in modern America is retold through the prism of John Brown - a white, militant abolitionist - who was sentenced to death in 1859 for a failed attempt to start an armed revolution. His story forms the framework around which artist Lee Anne Schmitt structures her poignant and thought-provoking essay film contemplating the culpability of White America in the ongoing disenfranchisement of Black America.

The films’ narrative spans from the 1850s through to the present day, where the echoes of America’s dark past continue to reverberate across the country. Schmitt dedicates Purge This Land to her children, and subtly interlaces her personal own story with that of John Brown’s to produce a moving yet measured reflection on race in contemporary America.

Art form Toggle

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.