"...illuminating... ...moving... ...the best sections however, are simply scenes of ordinary folk reading sections of Burns to the camera, wrestling with the odd word, faces flooded with pleasure." - Herald
Director | camera
Documentary | arts
Burns in the USA
1 x 60' with Finestripe Productions for BBC
First TX 25th January 2017
DAVID HARRON and KATIE LANDER
Producer (and sound)
Written, directed and filmed by
Burns in the USA explores the influence of the work of Robert Burns on the emerging United States of America and some of its greatest cultural and political figures.
Writers, poets and folk singers like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan all fell under the spell of the Bard, as did slave abolitionist Frederick Douglass and US president Abraham Lincoln.