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Sometimes there are documentaries that come along that are a must see. Operation Homecoming is one of those, no questions asked. In a country whose media landscape is more concerned with entertainment than news, this film offers first hand accounts of our soldiers’ experiences in Iraq first hand.
Review: Operation Homecoming
The boredom, the excitement, the regret, the confusion, and the horrors of war are told in such a unique and revolutionary way. Accompanied by stories actually written by soldiers who have been fighting in Iraq and narrated by respected actors, director Richard Robbins brings to life those stories each in a different way but all of which relentlessly grip you without escape.
Sparing no feeling or emotion, Robbins has chosen stories which cut through the bullshit that the mainstream media feeds us over and over again about the war in Iraq. Somehow, this war has been forgotten by the American people but if you see Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, you will be reminded that what is happening in the Middle East is very real and that it is affecting the lives of human beings on both sides of the battle who are just like you and me.
The film will be premiering on PBS on April 16, 2007 at 10:00 PM.