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Dear America: A Journey to the New World (1999)

The story of a twelve-year-old Pilgrim girl's first few months at Plymouth Colony.

Director:

Don McCutcheon

Writers:

Kathryn Lasky (book), Eric Tuchman
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alison Pill ... Remember Patience Whipple / Mem
Andrew Airlie ... Father
Brenda Bazinet ... Mother
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Mistress Potts
Kennetch Charlette Kennetch Charlette ... Squanto
Donald Burda ... Captain Standish
Cody Jones Cody Jones ... John Billington
Alana Brascoupe Alana Brascoupe ... Noami
Kyra Harper ... Native Woman
Julie Holdsworth Julie Holdsworth ... Sick Woman
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The story of a twelve-year-old Pilgrim girl's first few months at Plymouth Colony.

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Family | History

Certificate:

TV-Y7
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Official Sites:

Scholastic, Inc.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Dear America 03 See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Scholastic Productions See more »
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Connections

Followed by Dear America: Standing in the Light (1999) See more »

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an outstanding lesson in tolerance, responsibility, love, & loss
3 July 2000 | by jsharp9293See all my reviews

Admittedly, when I first saw this I expected it to be your average "after school special"-type short film, having never seen any of the other "Dear America..." specials before.

But, I found myself drawn into this story. Though I am a buff on this time period of history, you don't have to be to appreciate the lessons this short film presents on dealing with love, loss, tolerance of difference, and responsibility. In this story, all those things intertwine, often carrying over somehow into the other. This film is well produced and well acted. Alison Pill is admirable as "Mem", and the other characters are distinguished as well.

In all, an outstanding film.


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