THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Produced by award-winning filmmakers Ewers Brothers Productions for the American Academy… Arts & Sciences Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences
WASHINGTON, DC | JUNE 19, 2013 – United in their concern for the future of American education, creativity, security, and competitiveness, a distinguished group of artists and leaders from all fields demonstrate the need for the humanities and social sciences to America’s future in a new film, The Heart of the Matter, released today.
Produced by Emmy® Award-winning filmmakers, Erik and Christopher Ewers, long-time collaborators of documentarian Ken Burns, The Heart of the Matter film is a companion to a report of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Heart of the Matter shines a spotlight on the urgent need to re-focus the country on maintaining national excellence in the humanities and social sciences—and how failure to do so will have consequences at home and abroad.
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and Representatives Tom Petri (R-WI) and David Price (D-NC) came together on Capitol Hill this morning to accept the report, prepared at their request, by the Commission.
Appearing in the film are producer, screenwriter, and director George Lucas, actor John Lithgow, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns…See More
http://www.humanitiescommission.org/ for the text and scroll down for the video….
be sure to type it in and google it if these links don’t work…they are worth it! Christopher Ewers is one of the CAT Agency artists…and my ONLY photographer. AND he happens to be my son-in-law…and Daddy to the Baby Billie you’ve seen occasionally here. Mother Christy Ewers is my ‘baby’…and only daughter. Jeremy Tugeau, my son, is another of the agency artists…and a most talented illustrator (and guitarist!) SUCH a lot of talent in this family… and that’s what the HUMANITIES are all about!