Witt Series Welcomes Filmmaker Ric Burns
Hailed as a profoundly powerful storyteller, Ric Burns, internationally known documentary filmmaker, and PBS writer and producer, traveled to campus to discuss his current film project during the Witt Series-sponsored William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture, Sept. 18.
Titled We Shall Remain: Tecumseh, Burns’ latest documentary is one of three the filmmaker is currently pursuing. Part two of a five-part series, the project, slated for broadcast in 2009, explores the history of Native America. The film will air on the award-winning public television series, American Experience. Since founding his own company, Steeplechase films in 1989, Burns has directed some of the most distinguished programs for American Experience.
Best known for his Emmy Award-winning, eight-part epic PBS series, New York, Burns has also produced Coney Island, The Donner Party, Ansel Adams, The Way West, Eugene O’Neil and Andy Warhol: A Documentary.