Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Mandy Patinkin
Genres: Television, Documentary
Even the most hard-hearted will get misty eyes when the elderly Irish immigrant tells of his first view of Ellis Island and the "golden lady" in New York Harbor. People were weeping with joy he recalls still tearing up and... more »
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Watch it and weep...
Rosemary Thornton | Norfolk, VA | 10/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""My father hugged my mother and told her, 'you don't need to be afraid ever again. We're in America now.'"That was one of the MANY personal narratives included in this FANTASTIC documentary that brought tears to my eyes. The stories of how immigrants reacted when they first came to this country and saw "Lady Liberty" is very well told and will leave you with a new appreciation of the great blessing of being born in this free and prosperous land.I've watched this four-volume documentary two times and will probably watch it a third time. The stories are all so inspiring and so amazing and so emotional! Prior to viewing this, I did not have an understanding of what price our grandparents and great grandparents paid to get to this country. I can't recommend this video highly enough. My daughter watched it in school and she loved it, too.Of all the documentaries I've watched, I'd give this a 5 stars PLUS. I'd say it's one of the best I've ever seen. It will leave you changed. I can't even look at a flag now, without thinking about those precious, faith-filled immigrants and getting a tear in my eye. "Ellis Island" is *that* kind of video."
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Barbara Santoro | West Haven, CT USA | 10/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So far I have only seen the first hour. Used this to show to my genealogy class to give some idea of what it was like for their ancestors. This is worth viewing and keeping in your home."