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West by Orphan Train (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 December 2014 (USA)
It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America's not-so-distant past when nearly a quarter of a million children from East Coast orphanages were loaded on trains and sent west, ... See full summary »

Director:

Colleen Krantz (as Colleen Bradford Krantz)

Writers:

Clark Kidder, Colleen Krantz (as Colleen Bradford Krantz)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bo Barker Bo Barker ... Voiceover narrator
Kailey Johnson Kailey Johnson ... Orphan
Brandon Miller Brandon Miller ... Orphan
Nathan Miller Nathan Miller ... Orphan
Nicholas Miller Nicholas Miller ... Orphan
Sydney Miller Sydney Miller ... Orphan
Maclane Murrell Maclane Murrell ... Orphan
Moira Murrell Moira Murrell ... Orphan
Jacob Roush Jacob Roush ... Orphan
Jessica Sheridan Jessica Sheridan ... Orphan
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It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America's not-so-distant past when nearly a quarter of a million children from East Coast orphanages were loaded on trains and sent west, where they were presented "for the picking." West by Orphan Train will tell the story of these children, who were taken from a sometimes-rough existence to an unfamiliar rural setting during an era that lasted from 1854 to 1929. As some of the last of the still-living orphan train riders like to remind us, it was a different era - one that can't be judged without understanding what lives were like then. West by Orphan Train, a documentary film completed late in 2014, offers that understanding.

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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