Lee Anne Schmitt’s Purge This Land documentary on racism in America is the winner of the Grand Jury Award at London’s Open City Documentary Festival.
Open City Documentary Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Open City Documentary Festival
WHERE: London, UK
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Founded in 2011, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the program offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties. The festival is one several projects run by Open City Docs, which also includes Open City Docs School at UCL developing the next generation of documentary filmmakers through short courses and a MA program.
The 2017 Open City Documentary Festival today announced the program for the 7th edition of the festival, taking place in London from September 5 to 10, 2017.
PURGE THIS LAND, An Essay Film on Abolitionist John Brown to Close Open City Documentary Festival | Video Clip
Lee Ann Schmitt’s Purge This Land, an essay film exploring the legacy of the radical abolitionist John Brown will be the Closing Night gala film of the Open City Documentary Festival.
Taste Of Cement, Ziad Kalthoum’s highly-acclaimed portrait of exiled Syrian construction workers building a skyscraper in Beirut while at the same time their own homes are being shelled, will open London’s Open City Documentary Festival.