Ken Burns, the Academy Award-nominated director, is something of an expert on America’s National Parks.
His 2009 documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, traces the history of the system and travels deeply into some of America’s most beloved national parks. Though important for ecological reasons, Burns also believes that the parks are instrumental in bringing families together, as they offer an opportunity to step way from the technology and connections of modern society.
Burns sees the park as a symbol of American patriotism, an expression which he hopes will inspire more Americans support conservation and restoration of these vast properties.
National Parks Feed America’s Soul
– Danielle Vilaplana
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