Native Land
Native Land (1942)

The exigencies of the first Hollywood "Red Scare", fomented by the Martin Dies committee, prompted the US Senate Civil Liberties Committee to produce Native Land, a 1942 paean to the Four Freedoms. Narrated by Paul Robeson, the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 11, 1942
DVD Release Date: March 30, 1994
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Manifestly, this is one of the most powerful and disturbing documentary films ever made, and certainly it will provoke much thought and controversy.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If you subscribe, as I do, to the notion that the most "dated" films are often the ones that have the most to teach us about their respective periods, you shouldn't miss this singular work.

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TV Guide

Based on US Senate Civil Liberties Commission records and other public documents, this is American propaganda at its finest.

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Walter M.
"Native Land" is a rousing call to action, featuring dramatized vignettes of true stories of those who risked everything to fight for their right to… More