Anthem: the story of the Star-Spangled Banner and the Music of the War of 1812
Anthem tells the story behind Francis Scott Key’s creation of the American national anthem ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and explores the role of music and patriotism during The War of 1812. Featuring musical performances and interviews with historians and music experts from the United States and Great Britain, this one-hour documentary delves into the people, songs and events that influenced Key to write what would become the National Anthem of the United States of America.
An independent production of Make Your Mark Media, the fim will be shown on national public television in the USA over the Independence Day holiday in July 2013 and is planned for airing in the UK in the future.
DVDs of the film are available in relevant US and European formats and may be ordered online from www.mymmedia.org.