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In search of a lost community and the former synagogue in Waterford
By Patrick Comerford

March 15, 2019


Hangin' With Langan Hosted by Maureen Langan 

 Mo chats with filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley about her new documentary. 
Begins at 22 minutes 12 seconds. 
July 15, 2018


​​Women's Magazine Hosted by Kate Raphael

Immigrants Are Welcome Here! Stories of Struggle, Triumph and Resistance​
July 2, 2018

Union Members' Radio-WDTK 101.5 FM/140AM Detroit

​​The Long Ride/Labor Movement's involvement in immigration reform.
Hosts: Kim Mandley and James Dennis

June 3, 2018

Starts at 2:21.  Ends at 19:13.

Philippine News

APALA celebrates Asian American Heritage Month Holds SF premiere of immigrants documentary "The Long Ride" 
​May 25-31, 2018​

Re Toma

Revista digital de Cinematografia

Ganadores del X Contra el silencio todas las voces

Winners of the 10th Against the Silence All the Voices

April 21, 2018


Maureen explores the small yet revolutionary population of Irish Jews with Filmmaker Valerie Lapin and Dr. David Briscoe, grandson of Irish politician Robert Briscoe
Oct 1, 2017


Valerie Lapin with Shalom Ireland

​Maureen  fills in for Ronn on the Ronn Owens Show and talks with Valerie Lapin, Director of Shalom Ireland a one hour documentary, who discuss: the little known Jewish community in Ireland, Joseph Morrison, The Los Gatos Irish Writers' Festival and The Long Ride.

September 26, 2017

Addison County Independent

​​​​Screening of 'The Long Ride' set at the Marquis May 21 Showing Up for Racial Justice
May 11, 2017  
By Addison Independent

Brooklyn & Boyle

​​Film on Caravan for Immigrant Worker Rights Screens in L.A.
By Rocío Maya, April 26, 2017

Univision 34 Los Angeles


​Inauguran el Centro de Trabajadores en Huntington Park para la comunidad del sudeste de Los Ángeles 
Por  Norma Roque, 11 de abril de 2017
Como parte de la inauguracón, la cinesta mostrará su documental El Largo Viaje sobre la Caravana por reforma migratoria en 2003.  Se lograron derechos y el filme es relevante.  Con el actual gobierno federal estamos a la defensiva.
Huntington Park Workers Center Opens for Southeast Los Angeles Community
By Norma Roque, April 11, 2017

As part of the opening, the filmmaker will show her documentary The Long Ride about the bus ride for immigration reform in 2003.  Rights were achieved, and the film is relevant.  With the current federal government we are on the defensive.​​

World Journal

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By Jet Li,  April 8,2017
​Oakland Film Festival Documentary Focuses on Immigrant Workers​​

San Francisco Chronicle

Documentary shows how we’re going backward on immigration
By Otis R. Taylor Jr., April 5, 2017


Ithaca Times

Documentary chronicles civil rights movement for immigrants
By Lori Sonken Mar 17, 2017

The Times of Israel

ST. PATRICK'S DAY / 'Not many Irish people know Jews'
Dracula the ‘Wandering Jew,’ and other unknown facets of Irish lit in NY-bound exhibition
From the Middle Ages and the Annals of Innisfallen to Leopold Bloom, Jews are a surprisingly constant presence in a millennium of Irish writing
By Renee Ghert-Zand, March 15, 2017