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The Long Ride***

"A memento of an important episode in the struggle for immigrant rights, this is recommended."

by Frank Swietek

September-October 2019

Patrick Comerford: an online journal on Anglicanism, theology, spirituality, history, architecture, travel, poetry, beach walks ... and more.

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

By Patrick Comerford

March 15, 2019

Washington City Paper

At This Year's Immigration Film Fest, A Spotlight on Stories of Women

The Washington Ethical Society's 5th annual film fest kicks off on Saturday 

By Noah Gittell

October 24, 2018


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


NEWS & POLITICS   |   MAUREEN LANGAN 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


NEWS & POLITICS   |   MAUREEN LANGAN 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  

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. ​WORK 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 

March 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

Tompkins Weekly

‘Long Ride’ chronicles beginning of immigrant workers rights movement​

by Lori Sonkin

March 12, 2017

Waterford Mail

Mazel Tov! Waterford's first Jewish Wedding Exhibition lifts the lid on lives of city's Jews
February 2, 2017

WRL-FM 95.1/97.5

First Jewish wedding in Waterford to be featured at a WIT exhibition
On the Fringe

With Mary O'Neill

January 11, 2017

The Sidelines of History

Story of Waterford’s first Jewish wedding in 1894 to feature alongside Representations of Jews in Irish Literature exhibition

by David Toms

January 9, 2017

The Jewish Advocate

Dublin's Jewish Mayor recalled in film, by kin​
by Alexandra Lapkin

February 19, 2016​

Amy Kaufman Burk Blog

Valerie Lapin Ganley was my first friend at Hollywood High School

July 31, 2014​​

The Wild Geese

Live Chat hosted by The New Wild Geese about Ireland's Jewish community and the documentary film Shalom Ireland 
August, 5, 2013

The Times of Israel

​Irish Jews face uncertain future (as usual) A community that produced a beloved Israeli president confronts dwindling numbers, but also a rich and largely peaceful history 

by Renee Ghert-Zand

March 17, 2013 

The New York Jewish Week 

Reel Jews
by George Robinson, November 8, 2007

Irish Independent

'I never realised there were other Jews in Ireland'
When Valerie Lapin Ganley first came to Ireland from her native America, she was bemused to find the Irish Jewish Museum listed in her travel guide. 
​by Lisa Jewell

September 11, 2004



Documentary tells of Michael Collins's Jewish gun-runner

A SPECIAL film about the Jewish community in Ireland is to be screened to mark the occasion of the Jewish New Year.

​by Nicola Tallant

September 10, 2004

Irish Echo

Cultures in Communion 'Shalom Ireland' casts an eye on Ireland's Jewish community 

Valerie Lapin Ganley, the director of a new film about the Jewish community in Ireland, learned as much about her subject while making the film as viewers do while seeing it. 
by Doug Chandler

January 28, 2004

The Wild Geese

Director Fetes Two Cultures in 'Shalom Ireland'

"Shalom Ireland," director Valerie Lapin Ganley's documentary about Ireland's small but vibrant jewish community, manages to convey a huge amount of information about the past, present, and future of Ireland's Jewry, a community whose existence takes many by surprise.  The film showing in festivals around the U.S. in the coming months, creates a memorable, lyrical portrait of a people at a crossroads.

by Doug Chandler

January 27, 2004