”Wonderful, irreverent. This Land is a documentary against documentaries: none of the Supersized antics more stunt than statement… what’s to be found here are average people fighting against money and power for dignity and peace.” – Josh Cohen, NEW YORK PRESS
“As powerful as Michael Moore’s firebrand muckraking. Essential viewing.” – Marrit Ingman, THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“Top rate-a must see documentary with surprising facts and pointed observations about life in America as a result of decisions by corporations.” – Bob Longino, ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND premiered at SxSW and has screened on four continents, at venues ranging from movie theaters and festivals to large-scale special event screenings including for The Nation Magazine and the SEIU. Exhibits include Exit Art Gallery’s “Other America”, Silverman Gallery’s “Bad Moon Rising”, as part of Carolina Caceydo’s exhibit for Art Basel, Miami. THIS LAND was one of two feature-length documentaries selected for the 73rd Whitney Biennial.
“In their profoundly humanist documentary film This Land Is Your Land, Lori Cheatle and Daisy Wright explore the pervasive influence corporations are exerting on life in America. In archival footage and recorded testimonies, the filmmakers trace the impact of corporate power on individual lives, the social fabric, and the very principles of democracy. …At the heart of Cheatle and Wright’s film are the stories of individual people who have beaten the odds in their battles against corporate dominion. Essentially optimistic in their viewpoint, Cheatle and Wright fall squarely on the side of David taking on the corporate Goliath, issuing a celebratory acknowledgment of small acts of resistance…“ -courtesy The Whitney Museum of Art
A Hard Working Movies production, in association with Thrifty Pictures. An Argot Pictures release.
Directed by: Lori Cheatle & Daisy Wright
Produced by: Lori Cheatle
Co-producer: Virginia Williams
Edited by: Daisy Wright
Director of Photography: Brian Rigney Hubbard
With Jim Hightower, Naomi Klein, Marc Kasky, Thom Hartmann, Jan Edwards, George Robinson, Father Tryphon, Ron English, Reverend Billy and many others.