Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Ken Burns

Ken BurnsDocumentary Filmmaker

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
A300 Auditorium

As well known as baseball and apple pie for defining what is uniquely American, Ken Burns is regarded as a documentary filmmaker whose perspectives showcase our country and its history. Mr. Burns has been making films for more than 30 years.
He first garnered attention with the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, and has since gone on to make acclaimed historical documentaries including The Civil War; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip; Jazz; and Baseball. His most recent epic, The War—firsthand accounts of how World War II impacted Americans in four towns—aired on PBS in September to rave reviews.