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Title: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: Fergus Keyes on March 14, 2011, 12:35:04 PM
Might be of interest.....

CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEYA Film by Brian McKenna[/color]Produced by Natalie Dubois and Arnie Gelbart

World Broadcast Premiere
CBC TV– Doc Zone
Thursday March 17, 2011
9:00 PM ET/PT

Repeats: Friday March 18, 2011 at 10 pm (ET/PT) on CBC News Network

On March 17, Canadians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, whiskey and songs. But for millions of Irish-Canadians, there is a story of unspeakable sadness at the heart of Canada’s Irish experience.  It is a story seldom mentioned, even today. Some call it the Irish potato famine. Others call it the Great Starvation. And others do not shrink from calling it a great crime. The saga has a million stories and on March 17, CBC TV’s Doc Zone will let you discover Famine and Shipwreck, an Irish Odyssey, a film by Brian McKenna, a story that’s one in a million.

Famine and Shipwreck, an Irish Odyssey was shot in Ireland, Quebec, Ontario and off the coast of Prince Edward Island, in 2010.  It never would have been possible without the incredible efforts of Paddy Murphy from Ontario, who traced his genealogy back to his Irish roots in South Armagh, Ireland.

Famine and Shipwreck, an Irish Odyssey is a Galafilm production, produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio-Canada, with the financial participation of the Canadian Media Fund, the Quebec tax credit and the Federal tax credit, and developed with the financial participation of the SODEC.
Title: Re: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: Jeff Legault on March 16, 2011, 11:24:58 AM
I found a link on the CBC site with more details about the program:

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/doczone/2011/famineandshipwreck/index.html

It will likely be available online sometime afterwards from the CBC web site.
Title: Re: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: brmoriarity on March 16, 2011, 12:13:53 PM
Appreciate the updates!  Thanks loads!
Title: Re: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: Jeff Legault on March 17, 2011, 11:56:22 AM
A nice write up about the program in today's Ottawa Citizen.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/After+starvation+shipwreck+Irish+families+began+their+lives/4453655/story.html

It mentions there is a BBC version of the story as well called Ice Emigrants that aired in April in the UK:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12514480

I'll try and find a video link.
Title: Re: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: Jeff Legault on March 18, 2011, 09:31:53 AM
A great tribute, watched this last night.

The full episode can now be viewed online at the CBC in case anyone missed the broadcast:

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/doczone/

I highly recommend watching as it gives our project and others like it special relevance by documenting the hardships and sacrifices folks made just to get here.
Title: Re: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: brmoriarity on March 18, 2011, 03:23:56 PM
I am disappointed that I cannot se this documentary!  It will not play outside Canada and I live in Kansas.  I'll keep trying as I really want to see this!!
Title: Re: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: Jeff Legault on March 18, 2011, 04:26:48 PM
Unfortunately it has to do with broadcast rights no doubt. Most of the American TV networks are blocked here for us online for archived shows. Keep an eye on the CBC YouTube channel in case it show up there at some point:

http://www.youtube.com/user/CBCtv

This is a direct link to the video that may work:
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/1221254309/ID=1846562536

Good luck!
Title: Re: CBC DOCUMENTARY - FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, AN IRISH ODYSSEY
Post by: brmoriarity on March 18, 2011, 04:41:28 PM
Thanks for your help.  The direct link did not work but I'll watch for facebook.  I'll keep trying!
Thanks again!