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The Irishman - Child of the Gael: The Water of Life Series

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This title is a part of the series The Water of Life Series


Catalogue Number:  300153
Producer:  MacLeod 9 Productions
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  20
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $129.00
3yr Stream Price :  $129.00
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In The Irishman - Child of the Gael, our narrator, Sean recounts his maternal and paternal ancestors' dramatic immigrant experiences in Canada from the 1800s to the early 20th century. Fleeing desperate conditions in Ireland, survival in the new world is a struggle of a different sort, involving quarantine, isolation and backbreaking employment, building the Victoria Bridge, constructing the railways and canals that will open Canada's frontiers to trade and settlement.

Written and narrated by Mike Burns, a celebrated Montreal storyteller, The Irishman - Child of the Gael is the story of thousands of Irish immigrants to this country who arrived to unthinkable conditions and who went on to build the very roads and railways that made prosperity possible.

*** Please click here for the French Version of this program. ***

"…very beautiful. I think it should be seen and I appreciate all the work that's been done and the animation is fantastic." - Alanis Obomsawin OC, Celebrated Canadian documentarian of Abenaki descent.


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