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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life Free Q & A Recorded with Filmmaker Ric Burns & Kate Edgar

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Ric Burns is a documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his eight-part, 17-hour series New York: A Documentary Film. He has been writing, directing and producing historical documentaries for over 25 years, since his collaboration on the PBS series The Civil War (1990), which he produced with his brother Ken Burns and co-wrote with Geoffrey Ward. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, Ric Burns has directed numerous films of note for PBS. His work has won six Emmy awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Journalism awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, two Organization of American Historians’ Erick Barnouw prizes, three Writers Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing, and the D.W. Griffith Award of the National Board of Review.

Kate Edgar began working with Oliver Sacks as editor and researcher in 1983. She contributed to all sixteen of his books, including the recently published Everything in its Place. Over three decades, she travelled the world with Dr. Sacks and knew many of his patients and subjects.