USA

"...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

IN THE

Director | camera

Documentary | arts

BURNS

Burns in the USA

1 x 60' with Finestripe Productions for BBC

First TX 25th January 2017

 

 

Narrator
DENIS LAWSON

Exec producers 
DAVID HARRON and KATIE LANDER

Producer (and sound)
ROBERT NEILL

Editor 
RICHARD POET

Written, directed and filmed by
IAN LILLEY

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.

© 2015 Ian Lilley