The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth
Documentary exploring the Pilgrims' journey west across the Atlantic in the 17th century. Celebrated each year at Thanksgiving, the event has become shrouded in myth.
Documentary exploring the Pilgrims' journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century. The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 has come to define the founding moment of America, celebrated each year at Thanksgiving. This drama documentary, based on governor William Bradford's extraordinary eye-witness account, reveals the grim truth behind their voyage across the Atlantic.
The Pilgrims' story has come to define the founding moment of America and all it stands for. It is remembered as a pious crusade aimed at founding a Puritan paradise. However, their journey from a harsh, often violent part of England to a colony assured of survival less than ten years later is also one of wealth, cruelty and entrepreneurial genius.
|Director of photography||Tim Cragg|
|William Bradford (adult)||Roger Rees|
|William Bradford (child)||Josh Webb|
|William Bradford (teen)||Jos Brown|
|John Robinson||James Thorne|
|William Brewster||Matthew Jure|
|Richard Clyfton||Howard Lee|