Announcing the 2022 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize Recipient

Via Press Release from Alison Fox, CEO of American Prairie ||  2022 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize Recipient Announcement American Prairie is proud to announce that Academy® Award-winning filmmaker, Jimmy Chin, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize for his ability as a filmmaker to combine his artistic eye with his love of adventure, and his authentic and unique perspective

The Impact of College Behind Bars

We are excited to share some wonderful news: Congress has reversed the ban on Pell Grants for people in prison! As a result, hundreds of thousands of incarcerated men and women will have access to higher education in the coming years. We want to thank our donors who supported College Behind Bars and brought the transformative


The Better Angels Society and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced The Better Angels/Lavine Fellowship, a new mentorship program for history documentary filmmakers whose work explores inclusive stories drawn from America’s past. The Fellowship is a new element of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, an annual award recognizing documentary

Ken Burns on TODAY Show: Coronavirus will be comparable to Great Depression in American history

PBS is releasing the award-winning documentaries of Ken Burns free to students in lockdown. Joining TODAY from his home, Burns says the coronavirus pandemic will be a “hugely important moment” in future American history, comparable to the Great Depression and World War II. He says the crisis offers us “an opportunity to reset, to get

SouthCoast Today: Of Ken Burns, Flannery O’Connor and life in these complicated times

By Lauren Daley Posted Dec 2, 2019 at 6:23 PM Updated Dec 2, 2019 at 6:23 PM “Particularly now, when we seemed to have lost our way, and forgot the common story we do share, (films are) a tiny little way we can re-remind of us of why we Americans agree to cohere,” Burns said. Columns share an author’s personal perspective and are often based

New York Times: Flannery O’Connor Documentary Wins New Award From Library of Congress

The filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco will be awarded the first Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which comes with a $200,000 finishing grant. Flannery O’Connor sitting on the steps of her home in Milledgeville, Ga. in 1959.CreditCreditFloyd Jillson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via Associated Press, courtesy of the filmmakers. By Lauren Messman Oct. 16, 2019,

Variety: Ken Burns, Library of Congress to Present Documentary Award to ‘Flannery’

By DAVE MCNARY Film Reporter@ CREDIT: DAVID BUCHAN/VARIETY/SHUTTERSTOCK Documentarian Ken Burns is partnering with the Library of Congress and two philanthropic organizations to present a new award to “Flannery,” a documentary about Flannery O’Connor.Filmmaker Elizabeth Coffman and Jesuit priest Mark Bosco will be presented the first Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film on Oct. 17 at the library. The

Hollywood Reporter: Library of Congress, Ken Burns Unveil Inaugural Documentary Prize

The award goes to Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco, the filmmakers behind 'Flannery,' about the late, great writer Flannery O'Connor. The filmmakers behind an upcoming documentary about famed Southern Gothic writer Flannery O'Connor have been awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, it was announced Wednesday. Flannery, directed by Elizabeth Coffman

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