13-19 November 2017

O'er the Land

Deborah Stratman

O'er the Land  (Deborah Stratman)


O’er the Land takes its title from the American National Anthem: "o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave." The anthem and what it connotes—patriotism, valour, war—serve as a backdrop against which the film unfolds. A meditation on the milieu of elevated threat addressing national identity, gun culture, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence. The film forces together culturally acceptable icons of heroic national tradition with the suggestion of unacceptable historical consequences, so that seemingly benign locations become zones of moral angst.


  • Country United States
  • Year 2009
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 51 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language English
  • Subtitles Catalan
  • Producer Deborah Stratman
  • Screenplay Deborah Stratman
  • Photography Deborah Stratman
  • Editor Deborah Stratman
  • Music Maryane Amacher, Kevin Drumm, Steve Rowell, Lustmord


Sundance Film Festival Rotterdam International Film Festival Best Documentary - L'Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona New Vision Award - CPH:DOX


Sunday 19, 16.00 h — Auditori CCCB