Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day

2020
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2020
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Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day
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Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day
First Run Features | Release Date: June 5, 2020 | Not Rated
Summary: Don McCarthy was 20 years old on D-Day, when his infantry battalion landed on Omaha Beach. Don and the other veterans who survived D-Day will someday too soon have passed into memory and legend. This realization inspires 20-year-old filmmaker Charlotte Juergens to join Don and seven other D-day vets on a journey to France - a commemorativeDon McCarthy was 20 years old on D-Day, when his infantry battalion landed on Omaha Beach. Don and the other veterans who survived D-Day will someday too soon have passed into memory and legend. This realization inspires 20-year-old filmmaker Charlotte Juergens to join Don and seven other D-day vets on a journey to France - a commemorative pilgrimage to Omaha Beach for the 70th anniversary of the invasion. The vets come to see Charlotte as a granddaughter, trusting her with their stories as they confront the trauma that still haunts them 70 years after the war. In capturing their lives, Charlotte's film offers a new, intergenerational perspective on D-Day, presenting the memories of 90-year-old combat veterans through the eyes of a 20-year-old woman. [First Run Features] Expand
Director: Charlotte Juergens
Genre(s): Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 min
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