The film weaves together the historical narrative of white anti-slavery leader John Brown in the 19th century with Schmitt’s own experience today as the white mother of a biracial son.
Author Jennifer Peterson
Jennifer Peterson is a film historian and writer. Her reviews have appeared in Film Quarterly, Millennium Film Journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Artforum.com. She is the author of Education in the School of Dreams: Travelogues and Early Nonfiction Film (Duke University Press, 2013). Her academic articles have been published in the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Camera Obscura, The Moving Image, the Getty Research Journal, and numerous edited book anthologies. She is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Woodbury University in Los Angeles.