Ric Burns wants to change the way you think about Thanksgiving. “It’s not just buckled shoes, pointed hats and turkeys,” he said in a recent interview with the Gazette.

The noted documentarian and seasonal resident of West Tisbury has created a new film, The Pilgrims, which premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. on PBS with an additional showing on Thanksgiving day. The two hour documentary follows the journey of the “essentially radical cult” of fundamentalist Protestants searching for their own Jerusalem.