The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God 39 years old

They called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them Shakers. Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this particularly American movement, and in the process, offers us a new and unusually moving way to understand the Shakers.

Credits

The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God Cast

Name Character
Julie Harris She was 59, 87 years old when she died as (voice)
David McCullough He was 52, now 91 years old as Narrator (voice)
Paul Roebling He was 51, 60 years old when he died as (voice)
Olga Bellin as (voice)

The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God Crew

Name Department
Ken Burns as Director. He was 32 (now 70) years old Directing
Ken Burns as Producer. He was 32 (now 70) years old Production
Amy Stechler as Director. Directing
Amy Stechler as Editor. Editing
Amy Stechler as Producer. Production
Amy Stechler as Writer. Writing
The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God poster
The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God (39 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, November 01, 1984
  • Runtime: 57 minutes