Ken Burns: Here & There w/ Ken Burns

June 18, 2020
6:30pm Eastern Time
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Thank you for joining the Rhode Island PBS exclusive preview screening of "Ken Burns: Here & There" and post-screening discussion with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.

From the opening frames to the last dissolve, "Ken Burns: Here & There" captures Ken’s love of storytelling, his love of small-town life, and his love for a bridge in Brooklyn. The documentary also reveals a strong reciprocal love from his neighbors and colleagues – those who admire his passion as an artist and those who share that passion as colleagues and storytellers themselves.

Participants will be able to share comments and ask questions of the documentary director and producer Dante Bellini, Jr. of Hooligan Film Productions, during the screening.

Following the screening, Dante and Ken engage in an intimate conversation about working together on this film.

Video Descriptions

Welcome to Ken Burns: Here & There

OVEE Introduction

Welcome from David Piccerelli, President of Rhode Island PBS

Ken Burns: Here & There

Few know the man and creative mind behind the genius. Until now.

A Conversation with Ken Burns - June 2020

Thank you for joining us

90 minutes


  • Rhode Island PBS Moderator


  • Dante Bellini, Jr. - Director & Executive Producer l Chief Hooligan

    As a college freshman in 1977, Dante had one thing on his bucket list - to someday direct and produce a feature film. With the film Ken Burns: Here & There, that dream has been realized. Recently retired as a partner from the RDW Group ad agency, Dante now puts much of his energy into documentary film and creative storytelling. Dante also spends countless hours on projects that reflect his passion for helping the community in meaningful ways. Reducing gun violence, unemployment, and prisoner re-entry initiatives are issues that move him deeply. His hands-on work for federal and local law enforcement and the Nonviolence Institute are among those he cherishes most. Recently, Dante led the team that created "The Ripple Effect" campaign, an Emmy Award-winning series about the overwhelming personal consequences of impaired driving. Dante is recipient of many industry and community awards.

  • Ken Burns

    Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 40 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The Statue of Liberty; Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; Frank Lloyd Wright; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; Jackie Robinson; The Vietnam War, and, most recently, Country Music. His documentaries have won fifteen Emmy Awards and earned two Oscar nominations; in 2008, he was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His films – watched by millions of Americans, acclaimed by critics – are continually used as instruction for American history in classrooms across the nation.

  • Dante

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