CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION

CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2036
    Format: DVD

    Directed by John Michalczyk
    2002, color, 54 mins.
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125


    This documentary explores the effects of 150 years of emigration trends on the culture of Ireland. It examines four specific time periods—the 1840s Famine, the turn of the twentieth century, the hostile 1950s, and the 1980s and 1990s, with the emergence of the 'Celtic Tiger' economy. Interviews with economists, historians and others examine the socio-political, economic and psychological transformation of Irish society and culture.

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    Reviews

    "...offers an intelligent examination of why millions of people physically left the island, but psychologically remained behind." - Video Librarian

    Highly Recommended "Beautiful cinematography provides an attractive backdrop and heightens the poignancy of this film. The use of illustrations, photographs, and stills enhance the narrative. Numerous historians and social historians, along with a poet, archaeologist and genealogist provide authoritative voices to this story. A pleasant and appropriately Celtic soundtrack provides an authentic atmosphere. Celtic Waves is useful for classroom instruction and adult education programs." - Educational Media Reviews Online