The Irish Empire: Building the World

The Irish Empire: Building the World

Director: David Roberts Cast: Fiona Shaw



This documentary is part two in a five-volume series that traces the history of the Irish who migrated from their own land to points around the world. The Irish potato famine killed a million people in Ireland and caused the migration of a million more Irish in search of a better life. This episode looks at the efforts of the Irish in their newfound homes. The work they found -- from shipbuilding in Boston and New Orleans, to politics, to criminal activity -- is the subject examined. Archival photographs, film clips, and personal accounts tell the story. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter

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Release Date: 02/13/2001
UPC: 0720917127231
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Winstar

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