New York: A Documentary Film (1999)


Genre: Documentary , History

Plot: Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 years later. Told in a sentimental tone, Burns weaves a lyrical tale of the great metropolis that encompasses not only the city's streets, but also that of the history of America. Though around fourteen hours in length, this epic documentary presents a thoughtful, entertaining look at our relatively young country. Read More



Episode 8: The Center of the World (1946-2003) Part 1
Episode 7: The City and the World (1945-2000)
Episode 6: City of Tomorrow (1929-1941)
Episode 5: Cosmopolis (1919-1931)
Episode 4: The Power and the People (1898-1918)
Episode 3: Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898)
Episode 2: Order and Disorder (1825-1865)
Episode 1: The Country and the City (1609-1825)