What makes a great story? For legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, the answer is both complicated and personal. In this short documentary about the craft of storytelling, he explains his lifelong mission to wake the dead. Recently featured on The Atlantic. Directed by Tom Mason and Sarah Klein Music by Ryan Sayward Whittier Animation by Elliot Cowan Check out the sequel to this piece, George Saunders: On Story: vimeo.com/143732791 Transcript for Closed Captioning Ken Burns On Story Transcription You know the common story is one plus one equals two, we get it. But all stories are really, the real genuine stories, are about one and one equaling three. That’s what I’m interested in. We live in a rational world where absolutely we’re certain that one and one equals two, and it does. But the things that matter most to us, some people call it love, some people call it God

Ken Burns: On Story

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