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Add to Scrapbook James Mason Hutchings and tourists, Yosemite National Park, circa As America expanded westward, pioneers would "discover" landscapes of such breathtaking and unusual beauty that written descriptions of the lands were sometimes assumed by people in the East to be works of fiction.
Eventually, there emerged a belief that these special places should be kept untarnished by development and commerce so that they could be experienced by all people.
Wallace Stegner called the national parks "the best idea we ever had," and no activity of the federal government engenders such universal support and public loyalty; yet the story of how these special places became preserved as parks, the role of individual citizens in creating them, and the powerful stories of people's emotional connection to them remain relatively unknown.
Add to Scrapbook Shelton Johnson These historical accounts are paralleled with contemporary stories of people who continue to be transformed and inspired by the parks today.
They include Shelton Johnsonan African American who grew up in Detroit, where the national parks seemed distant, unreachable places until he later became a park ranger; Gerard Bakera Native-American park superintendent whose tribe has long considered the land sacred; Tuan Luonga Paris-born Vietnamese rock climber and photographer who fell in love with the parks and dedicated himself to photographing all 58 national parks with a large format camera; and Juan Lujanwho grew up in west Texas during the Depression and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, with which he would help develop Big Bend National Park in Texas.
Also included in the film are interviews with best-selling author Nevada Barra former park ranger; writer and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams ; historians William CrononPaul Schullery and Alfred Runte ; and many others.
America's Best Idea is a visual feast, featuring some of the most extensive, breathtaking images of the national parks system every captured on film. The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, shot principally by chief cinematographer Buddy Squires who has filmed all of Burns's documentarieslong-time Florentine cameraman Allen Moore, Lincoln Else who also is a former ranger at Yosemite and Burns himself.
Add to Scrapbook Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns are made honorary rangers by acting NPS Director, Dan Wenk As with all of Burns's films, there is an extensive educational component, an interactive web site that provides more information about the film, the parks and related issues, as well as a large-scale community engagement initiative.
Fund, launched the Untold Stories projectdesigned to bring to light stories from the national parks focusing on the role of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in the creation and protection of individual parks and to engage new and traditionally underserved audiences in the educational richness of the national parks.
Accompanying the series is a companion bookwritten by Dayton Duncan, and introduced by Ken Burnswhich has been published by Alfred A. Knopf, Ken Burns's long-time publisher.
America's Best Idea features first-person voices read by some of America's greatest actors. Tom Hanks reads the voices of several characters in the film, including Congressman John F.
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