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Nantucket, a Film by Ric Burns

SKU: 15426


The Nantucket Historical Association proudly presents Nantucket, a groundbreaking original film showcasing Nantucket's natural beauty and its significant role in global history.  Written and produced in his distinctive style by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns, Nantucket chronicles the vibrancy of Nantucket's history, from its Native American origins as a Wampanoag outpost, through the English settlement and early Quaker culture, to its international significance as the whaling capital of the world, and eventual transformation to summer resort and art colony.

Take a trip around Nantucket and learn about it from the people who live there. Hear personal stories from longtime residents, as well as unique insights from histortians, artists, and writers like New York Times best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick (Away Off Shore.) You'll also see captivating aerial footage, unique historical documents, and stunning views around the island. It's a great film for anyone who wants to learn more about Nantucket's global significance and see its unparalleled beauty.

DVD: Nantucket - A Film by Ric Burns

  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.4 x 0.25 inches
  • Product Weight: 1 ounce
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Studio: Nantucket Historical Association & Steeplechase Films, Inc.
  • Writer & Producer: Ric Burns