I loved this DVD. It clearly told the story of how the Star-spangled Banner was written. In addition, it explained the War of 1812 and the role of music in colonial times. Outside of one unfortunate female statue that it showed (I got comments from my students on that one), it was wonderful and very informative. It was put out by the State of Maryland and included comments by the then-Governor Martin O'Malley. I highly recommend it.