The following announcement was written by Samantha Butterworth, Director of Operations at RootsTelevision:
Roots Television Presents a Pair of Tributes to Ellis Island’s First Arrival
What were you doing when you were 11-years-old? Jumping rope – playing dodge ball? The 5th Year students at Scoil Oilibhéir in Cork, Ireland were writing, producing, directing, and starring in their own motion picture. Their short film “From Cork to New York: The Annie Moore Story” documents Annie’s life in Cork and her journey to America. Before they even began filming, the students did their homework, discovering Annie’s birth records and locating several sites important to Annie’s life, including St. Patrick’s Church where she was baptized. You can view the trailer to the film here: http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_immigration.php?bctid=1137790222
In another tribute, “Making up History: The Search for Annie Moore,” playwright Alia Faith Williams tells the compelling story of Annie Moore’s journey to America, paralleled with the efforts of Megan Smolenyak and other avid genealogists to uncover Annie’s true identity. http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_irishroots.php?bctid=1137849300
In addition to these new programs, you can also see the original press conference held at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in September 2006, announcing the discovery of the “real” Annie Moore. Learn about how Annie’s story was lost and another Annie Moore assumed her place in history, as well as how the detective work of Smolenyak and fellow genealogists revealed what became of the true Ellis Island Annie and her family, including her present day descendants. http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_immigration.php?bctid=245987902
All of these programs – and 24 channels of history and heritage-oriented programming – are available online, on-demand 24/7, and for FREE at www.rootstelevision.com, a pioneering online television network. To view these Annie Moore productions, just tune in to our Irish Roots Channel or Immigration Channel.