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America's Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light

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4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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America’s Forgotten Heroine tells the dramatic – and forgotten – story of this country’s most famous lighthouse keeper and one of the bravest women in American maritime history.

Ida Zoradia Lewis lived and died while tending the light on a small outcropping of Lime Rock in Newport (R.I.) Harbor from 1857 to 1911, saving the lives of more than 25 people – and a prize sheep – from certain peril.

Told for the first time on film, this historical documentary provides an intimate portrayal of Ida Lewis from age 15 to 69. It resurrects her story of both fame and isolation, the impact she inadvertently had on the early women’s rights movement, and the passion and moral fiber she intrinsically brought to her work as a lighthouse keeper and unlikely heroine.

Narrated by Marilyn Murphy Meardon as the elder Ida, the documentary is shot in HD and includes compelling interviews -- including with Ida biographer Lenore Skomal -- animation of Ida’s dramatic rescues, and historical photographs and illustrations.

This film renews the national memory of Ida Lewis and returns her to her rightful place in American maritime history.

Directed and Produced by Marian Gagnon, GOODNIGHT IRENE PRODUCTIONS
Videography/Editing by Jim Karpeichik, OCEAN STATE VIDEO
Animation by Chris Robadue, WAVE GARDEN ARTS
Original Music Score “Hope” by Enrico Garzilli, Composer/copyright (c) 2003
Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s “Hope is the thing with feathers”

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Product details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • DVD Release Date: April 14, 2014
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00JMT35V6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,536 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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