Ken Burns

American documentary filmmaker

Kenneth Lauren Burns (29 July, 1953 –) is the acclaimed American director of many documentary series such as The Civil War, The Vietnam War, and Baseball.

Ken Burns in 2007.


  • One would think that making a film is an additive process; you're building this—it's not, it's subtractive. The best metaphor I know of is we make maple syrup in [Walpole, New Hampshire] and it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. And that's what the process is.
    • 60 Minutes Season 53, Episode 42, "SolarWinds, Ken Burns, Best Band in the Land" (2021)

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