Lee Anne Schmitt - Film/Video
Schmitt worked on a new feature-length film, The John Brown Project, based on the ideas and life of the radical abolitionist John Brown. Schmitt states, “Besides doing extensive research, I began exploring the landscapes during my leave that are crucial to the project. I spent time in Kansas, where he began his move towards radical and violent action, filming in his house and on the site of the first bloody massacre enacted by Brown and his sons. I spent three weeks filming through Ohio and Pennsylvania, along the lines of the underground railroad and the development of the industrial corridor in the North. I also travelled to the Adirondacks, and Lake Champlain, to the African American colony of Timbuktoo, and the homestead where John Brown is buried.” In addition, Schmitt traveled to Paris and New York for screenings of her latest feature, the Last Buffalo Hunt.