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The Resource Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience, a production of The Documentary Group ; a film by Richard E. Robbins, (DVD)

Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience, a production of The Documentary Group ; a film by Richard E. Robbins, (DVD)

Label
Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience
Title
Operation homecoming
Title remainder
writing the wartime experience
Statement of responsibility
a production of The Documentary Group ; a film by Richard E. Robbins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
  • 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
Cataloging source
SNM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Robbins, Richard E.
  • Documentary Group
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Independent Television Service
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Runtime
81
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers' writings, American
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Children of military personnel
  • War and literature
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience, a production of The Documentary Group ; a film by Richard E. Robbins, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The film was made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Independent Television Service
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn191702484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (81 min.)
Isbn
9781422902103
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NNVG102401
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191702484
  • a830767
System details
DVD, region 1; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience, a production of The Documentary Group ; a film by Richard E. Robbins, (DVD)
Publication
Note
The film was made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Independent Television Service
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn191702484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (81 min.)
Isbn
9781422902103
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NNVG102401
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191702484
  • a830767
System details
DVD, region 1; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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