West by Orphan Train
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. Streaming now on Amazon Prime or via Vimeo.
December 19, 2014
Pink Spear Productions/Colleen Krantz & Clark Kidder