Monday, September 01, 2014

Television Spotlight: The War - A Film by Ken Burns

Tonight on PBS America an amazing fourteen part series called The War begins and will be shown weeknights. I was given the opportunity to watch the first two episodes ahead of time and I must say, it's an epic series. I'll definitely be watching the other episodes when it's broadcast each night.

The War is a series directed by Ken Burns and produced by Lynn Novick. From what I've seen in the first two episodes, they do an excellent job at telling this complex and wide-ranging story of World War II. I fully expect that the rest of the series will be as enthralling and informative. The story is told through the experiences of those who lived through that time and this gives a personal aspect of how it affected people in their everyday lives.

This film includes the experiences of veterans alongside photographs and historical footage which gives a well-rounded presentation of this world-changing event. As viewers we get to see what was at stake and the high price that was paid. This series is an excellent way to learn so much through the stories of those who lived it.

The War will be shown weeknights, and premieres tonight on PBS America in the UK at 9pm on Sky channel 534 and Virgin Media 243.

*Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this series for review. All opinions are mine.

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