RED STAR LINE / 3 X 52 min

Between 1873 and 1934, the legendary shipping company Red Star Line transported 2 million migrants from Antwerp to New York.

The documentary series presents a mosaic of human migration stories. Old audio recordings of the Oral History Program give us the chance to hear Red Star Line passengers talk about the most important journey of their life.

For the film we also visited descendants of some Red Star Line passengers in America to give them the chance to listen to their grand or great-grandparents testimonies. With them we discovered why they had left everything behind, travelled to Antwerp, how the RSL brought them across the ocean to New York and how they tried to build up a new life on the other side of the ocean.

Nomination
  • Ensor Award O.F.F. (Belgium)

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