Oliver Sacks and The Mind’s Eye

Ric Burns speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here Festival (22:30)

Ric Burns is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his eight-part series, "New York: A Documentary Film" and his collaboration on the celebrated PBS series "The Civil War", which he produced with his brother Ken and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, Burns has directed numerous films to critical acclaim for the award-winning public television programs American Experience and American Masters.