Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ken Burns' Latest Documentary


I just started watching Ken Burns' latest documentary called "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War".

I am looking forward to watching it.  Right now you can stream it on PBS, but if you miss it, I am sure it will be on Netflix in a few months.

Ken Burns has developed a clear style to his documentaries and I must say I enjoy them.  Tom Hanks is once again on board with narration duties.  I so enjoy his voice.  It's that kernel of youthfulness that shines through.  There will always be a little kid inside Tom Hanks and I hope it always shows through.

The back story to this documentary is an interesting one.  Here's where I read about it first:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/the-risked-their-lives-to-rescue-hundreds-from-the-nazis-but-no-one-knew-their-story--until-now/2016/09/19/1d9a0d84-79b9-11e6-beac-57a4a412e93a_story.html

Perhaps no one would have heard about this story if it weren't for their grandson and papers that were found after the death of the Sharps.

It leads me to wonder how many other stories like this exist.

I hope you get a chance to see this while it is on PBS.  I have noticed they have cut back on the amount of time they leave content up on their streaming site.  Now, in order to see more content, you need to donate at least $60 annually to your local PBS station.  Well, you can hardly blame them, can you?

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