Filmmaker Ken Burns gives NEC a sneak peek of new film

Yesterday morning, over 100 New England Council members were treated to a breakfast with Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.  Ken, a former New Englander of the Year, and partners at Florentine Films have produced some of the most acclaimed documentaries of the past three decades, including The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz. In addition to winning numerous Emmy Awards, Ken has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, and has been honored with both Grammys and Peabody Awards over the course of his impressive career.

At yesterday’s event, Ken discussed his commitment to sharing America’s history through his work, and highlighted several recent projects, including his new film Prohibition, which will premier this fall on PBS.  New England Council members got a sneak peak of the film, which chronicles the rise and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

A special thanks to NEC Board Member Jim Mahoney and Bank of America for generously hosting yesterday’s event.

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