The True Story of the Civil War

A visual reflection of war that features still images of paintings and historic photos by Civil War photographers such as Matthew Brady. For this film, Stoumen invented a track for the camera to move in the three dimensional space above the paintings and photos, creating what is now known as “the Ken Burns effect.” Preservation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Director: Louis Clyde Stoumen

Country: USA

Year: 1957

Running Time: 29 minutes

Rating: MT



Genres: Archive Film, Documentary, Free Screening, Short

Program/Section: From the Archives, Shorts




2:00pm April 26   |   UNCSA Gold   |   FREE SCREENING