(Español) The Long Ride is a timely award-winning documentary about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement Freedom Riders who risked their lives fighting to end segregation, nearly 1,000 immigrants and allies traveled by bus across America to focus attention on the plight of immigrants and call for reform of the broken immigration system. The film follows their journey and the on-going fight for immigrant rights to this day.
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Shalom Ireland is a fascinating documentary about Ireland's remarkable, yet little known Jewish community. The film chronicles the history of Irish Jewry while celebrating the unique culture created by blending Irish and Jewish traditions. From gun running for the Irish Republican Army during Ireland's War of Independence to smuggling Jews escaping from the Holocaust into Palestine, Shalom Ireland tells the untold story of how Irish Jews participated in the struggle for freedom in Ireland and the creation of the State
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Hidden Diamonds is a museum exhibit about Jewish life in 19th Century Waterford, Ireland. This social history features the family of Jacob and Fanny Diamond Lappin, the great-grandparents of Shalom Ireland Director Valerie Lapin Ganley. The couple's wedding in 1894 was the first Jewish nuptials held in Waterford, and the inspiration for the film. Hidden Diamonds is a collaboration between Kieran Cronin, Deputy Librarian at the Waterford Institute of Technology and Lapin Ganley. It consists of two six foot panels. Additional panels are currently in development.
Iturri Zarra, Belandia
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Basque Country Premiere
Iturri Zarra, Belandia
The Long Ride is available for public performance screenings, educational institutions (colleges, libraries, museums, non-profit organizations, unions, faith, etc.) and for personal home use. English and Spanish subtitled versions included. DVD, Blu-ray and .MOV formats.
Shalom Ireland is available for public performance screenings and for personal home use. DVD NTSC (North and South America) and PAL (Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia) and .MOV formats.
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