Ballinran Entertainment produced a two-part documentary for Canadian television several years ago that appeared on Irish, English, and Canadian television. The one-hour 34-minute program describes the Irish immigration to Canada during the potato famine. The story in the film is heartbreaking and at the same time commands respect and awe for those that made the trip in "coffin ships" and survived that their children and children's children might have a better life in North America. The film mentions John F. Kennedy, Bing Crosby, and Henry Ford as three that owe their existence to these Irish that chose Canada rather than death. The program won rave reviews and then seemed to slip into obscurity.
Thanks to computer technology and the Internet, anyone in the world can now watch this moving documentary.
My thanks to Richard Powers for telling me about the documentary.
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