Price: $99.95

    Code: 1491

    This feature-length film dramatizes the experiences of three Irish children during the Great Potato Famine of 1845. It has been broadcast throughout Ireland and Great Britain, where it has also been adopted as part of the school curriculum, and is even more notable for the fact that it was produced by a cast and crew of children ranging in ages from seven to nineteen. Based on the best-selling children's book by Marita Conlon McKenna, Under the Hawthorn Tree tells the story of the O'Driscoll children, Eily, Michael and Peggy, and their experiences during the Great Famine. With their village devastated, their parents missing, and their baby sister, Bridget, dead and buried under the hawthorn tree, they set out on a perilous journey to walk across Ireland in order to find their great aunts, who they've only heard about in their mother's stories. This is a survival story of epic proportions, set during the most traumatic event in Irish history, and will both educate and touch viewers of all ages.

    P0roduced by Young Irish Film Makers Mike Kelly, Producer
    Directed by Siobhán Lyons and Bronagh Murphy
    1998, 90 minutes
    Purchase: $99.95

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