Operation homecoming [videorecording] : writing the wartime experience / a production of The Documentary Group ; a film by Richard E. Robbins
- Language Note:
- Operation Homecoming is a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American troops through their written words, and offers a profound window into the human side of the war being fought in Iraq. The film evolved out of a National Endowment for the Arts project that gathered the writing of soldiers and their families who have participated in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interviews and dramatic readings by such actors as Robert Duvall, Josh Lucas, Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood, Justin , Aaron Eckhart, Chris Gorham, and John Krasinski, transform selections from this collection of writing into a deep examination of the experiences of the men and women who are serving in America's armed forces. At the same time the film provides depth and context to these experiences through a broader look at the universal themes of war literature. The writing in Operation Homecoming covers the full spectrum -- poetry, fiction, memoir, letters, journals, and essays. The stories recounted here are sad, funny, violent, and uplifting. Yet each one displays an honesty and intensity that is rarely seen in explorations of the war, conflicts.
- Audience Notes:
- Not rated.
- Technical Details:
- DVD, region 1, NTSC; stereo.
- UP-MEDIA: No public performance rights. Classroom instruction and home use permitted.
- Director Richard E. Robbins was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in documentary films by the Directors Guild of America, 2008
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience was nominated for the Academy Awards' Best Documentary Feature, 2008
Operation Homecoming was nominated for the 2007 International Documentary Association feature film award
Special Jury Prize winner, Florida Film Festival 2007
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