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Forgotten Ellis Island
Forgotten Ellis Island
Actor: n/a
Director: Lorie Conway
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     0hr 57min

A century ago, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world's greatest public hospitals was built. Massive and modern, the hospital's twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were crammed onto two small islands, m...  more »


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Actor: n/a
Director: Lorie Conway
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, History
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/10/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 0hr 57min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Good introduction for students
S. Huang | New York, NY USA | 07/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I teach ESL in fourth grade. I had a hard time finding a documentary about Ellis Island that did not overwhelm my students with complicated language. First, I showed them parts of "Remembering Ellis Island" but it was too difficult for them. I thought this video was much better for an audience their age. It was well-structured and had great imagery to support their understanding. "Forgotten Ellis Island" serves as a good introduction to immigration."
A different side of Ellis Island
One-Line Film Reviews | Easton, MD | 10/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Bottom Line:

This short documentary illuminates the "forgotten" side of Ellis Island--the medical wing which housed immigrants who arrived on the island sick or infirm; though Forgotten Ellis Island never strays from the standard PBS documentary style (talking head interviews, narration, old photos, etc.) it tells enough new information that it's a worthy watch for history buffs.