Hey Valerie, fáilte to The (New) Wild Geese, which your support has helped bring about. Looking forward to learning more about your work, your 10th anniversary edition of "Shalom Ireland" and, ultimately, your own Irish story.
Here's an interview we conducted with Valerie, BTW, about a decade ago.
Here, in the Maritimes, we are an hour ahead of NYC (where I come from), which makes me closer to Ireland. My adopted mother lives in Finglas. Again, if you need info re the PEI Jewish Community, look at PEIJC.org. I get mail going to the secretary. We are an even smaller community than Ireland...but we are a feisty group! Please come and see us...I know we would all love to see your movie...can I get it on Amazon yet?
Valerie - Thank you for selecting my name to receive a copy of Shalom Ireland. I live in the suburbs of New York. I constantly run into people who believe that the problem in the North of Ireland is religious and I tell the story of Robert Briscoe.
I was in Ireland last October and I was shocked to learn that Judaism is now the number four religion in Ireland, replaced at the number three spot by Islam.
I look forward to watching the DVD and I will let you know my impressions. Thanks again - John Molloy
Friendship, yes. Hosting, no. Coincidentally, just Monday morning I sent Gerry a copy of an article I wrote "The Jews of Ireland" back in 1988. I doubt Gerry has received the envelope yet, so to ask us to "friend" is spooky. Included in the envelope is a letter I wrote also in 1988 which I sent to Menachin Begun asking him to confirm something Robert Briscoe said about a meeting they had back in 1947 (or so). Mr. Begun replied and I enclosed a copy of Mr. Begun's letter. Good luck with your documentary.
(Should this have properly have been sent in an email? I don't know the practices of social media. Sorry.)
Hi Valerie, what a wonderful & thorough & nuanced review you've written, thank you! Your insight and perspective even teaches us something about a film we've viewed dozens of times. The characters are the stars and make it very easy to build a film around. We'd love to screen in SF, and we'll be in touch by phone to make this happen. Looking forward to speaking with you and meeting you down the line. All the very best, Alex & Denis