WE SUPPORT

WE SUPPORT

Our mission is to ensure historically significant films by Ken Burns and other filmmakers are completed, broadcast, promoted, and shared in ways that reach and inform as many people as possible through robust civic and educational outreach. We do this through funding upcoming productions, planned out over the next ten years to include important documentary series on The American Revolution, Hemingway, Mohammed Ali, The Holocaust in the US and more. We see this as an important and impactful way to support American democracy and American cultural life.

“The Better Angels Society’s was created not only to provide financial support for Ken’s films, but also to fund young filmmakers, digital restoration, educational outreach, online resources, and more. It’s all part of keeping the vision alive.”

— David Blistein, Better Angel

WE SUPPORT

FILMS

The documentary films in production explore topics ranging from the history of country music to the life of Muhammad Ali.

FILMMAKERS

Learn more about our team of Filmmakers.

EDUCATION

For the past twenty-five years, the Ken Burns’s name has symbolized a trusted resource for classroom use.

RESTORATION

The legacy initiative is also focused on the restoration and preservation of Ken’s work over the last thirty-five years.

PUBLIC OUTREACH

The Better Angels Society supports lifelong learning through events designed around each film.

NEXT GENERATION

A key component of continuing Ken’s legacy is to engage and empower the next generation of documentary filmmakers.