Golden Door (to the New World)
The Seattle International Film Festival featured Golden Door ... a film about immigrating to America in the early 1900s.
An odd mix of fantasy and grit, it brings home this experience of hard transition (and maybe gives one a little more sympathy for those trying to do it today, despite the knotted problems of who pays for what).
My favorite scene was an aerial shot of the crowded deck and the crowded pier ... with the separation of those two masses of people as the boat pulls away from the dock.
Our great-great(-great?) grandparents did a tremendously brave, tremendously difficult thing when they left everything they knew to make a dangerous, dirty trip across the ocean. We need to remember how hard it was and is, and how desperate people are who make this trip.