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This historic and touching document follows President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, grandson proud Irish immigrants, on a 4-day visit to ancient family homeland. Landing at Dublin Airport on June 26, 1963, he visited both small hamlet and big city, entertaining all with warm words, and honest smile. To understand a man, especially one this complex, you must look at his past. Mere words shed only some light on the O'Kennedy clan's thousandyear-old history. To give you a true sense of from whence they came, we've carefully interwoven footage of accurate reenactments and rare vintage film reels. It's a colorful past, indeed. The kinship President Kennedy felt for Ireland and her people was evident. Following his gaze across rolling green hills and smiling, rose-cheeked faces, we see a boy returning to a familiar place. But, it's his words, especially those spoken during the Farewell Address at Shannon Airport, that reveal JFK's true emotions. In retrospect, his promise "be back," is bittersweet, for on November 22 that year, JFK was assassinated.
I love the wit and humor that JFK brought to the world. This documentary narrated by Robert Vaughn discusses Irish history coupled with Kennedy's tour of Ireland - visiting the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Keith C. Boerner
What a disappointment. When I bought this I was hoping for a movie about President Kennedy's 1963 trip to Ireland. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Tricia G
Its a must see for anyone who has been wondering about their history . I love the no paper off the cuff speeches JFK did so well. "WoW"! Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by brian j conway
My great uncle was the head viking in the movie and my grandfather also helped make it and they rented out the san gabriel mission playhouse where it made the papersPublished on July 16, 2011 by Adil A. Alsuhaim