- Cultural History, History, and Religion
From the untold history of Americaâ€™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 worldâ€™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.
- Running time
- 30 minutes
- H. Paul Moon ... Filmmaker (Producer/Director/Editor)
- J.S. Bach ... Composer
- Prod. Co.
- Zen Violence Films LLC
- United States
- Years of Production
- Perry County, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri
- Release year
- 2013 Speechless Film Festival, 2013 Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival
- 2013 Award of Commendation from Concordia Historical Institute
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