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Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Director:  Cast: Mandy Patinkin


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The documentary Ellis Island debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include an interactive timeline.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2003
UPC: 0733961704297
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: A&E Home Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:30:00
Sales rank: 16,630

Special Features

Interactive timeline of key Ellis Island historical events

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Promised Land
2. Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
3. Servants and Slaves
4. The Little Voyager
5. Oasis of Security
6. Bound for America
1. A Big Police Station
2. The Chalk Mark
3. Hospital Treatment
4. Mass Confusion
5. Your Name?
6. Entering the Promised Land
1. Hell's Island
2. American Hospitality
3. Disgraceful Conditions
4. Advanced Clearance
5. Forever Changed
6. A Brick Time Capsule

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Ellis Island 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mikemikegigi More than 1 year ago
This documentary about thousands of immigrants coming to the shores of America from Europe-Africa-Middle East has touched my very soul because both sides of my family has immigrated from both Italy and Ireland.It is interesting to hear from the narrator and from those people who immigrated back during the early 1900's what it was like to travel on board and what they had to endure while being processed on the island.The hardest thing that any family had to endure was when a child was taken away by a doctor and nurse from the mothers arm-not telling the mother why they were taking the child-more often because the child was sick with the mumps or some other disease.If the child was not well at some point,they would send the child back to its home country-usually with one of the parents if the child was below a certain age.
1Atomic More than 1 year ago
I love enjoyable documentaries that also bring personal fulfillment. This is one of them. A true educational encounter that will leave you interested in exploring your own ancestry. A superb teaching tool for all ages! It can even be beautifully emotional. Sit back and enjoy...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago