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The Saxon New World

A short documentary film about 19th-century Saxons who settled in rural Missouri

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Overview

Genre
Cultural History, History, and Religion
Synopsis

From the untold history of America’s largest early immigrations, this half-hour documentary tells the story of 19th-century Saxons who settled in rural Missouri. Unprepared for the harsh conditions of America in 1838, and dismayed by the scandal of their leader Martin Stephan, they persevered to sow the seeds for one of the world’s largest bodies of Lutheranism today. From interviews with historians and curators, to archival pictures and centennial re-enactments, this documentary blends historical storytelling with the music of J.S. Bach, in a tribute to the living descendants of this epic migration.

Stage
finished
Running time
30 minutes

Credits

  • H. Paul Moon ... Filmmaker (Producer/Director/Editor)
  • J.S. Bach ... Composer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Zen Violence Films LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2009-2012
Locations
Perry County, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
2013 Speechless Film Festival, 2013 Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival
Awards
2013 Award of Commendation from Concordia Historical Institute
Language
English

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