The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
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The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns is an eleven part documentary film that originally came out on PBS and provides a moving myopic of the American Civil War. Detailing the entire war from the first shots at Fort Sumpter to the signing of peace at the Appomattox court house, the film provides a detailed account of the war from many different angles of the conflict. Included in the film are major events and players in the war, as well as some individuals merely caught in the conflict as unwilling participants. Highlighted in the film are written accounts from a variety of individuals who played a critical role in the war including military generals and politicians, normal soldiers and their loved ones, as well as freed slaves. Historians, including renowned Shelby Foote, provide context for the film. The depth of characters provides a context of humanity to the war and provides for an enjoyable pleasant experience watching it. Ken Burns' documentary film The Civil War is a documentary classic that is enjoyable by a wide range of people of all ages and education levels and provides a full account of the war in a way that resonates with viewers.