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  • Film: Operation Homecoming: Road Work, directed by Richard E. Robbins

    "War is a passage -- whether you live or you die."

    05.10.08 | 19:49 GMTcomments

    United States

    Operation Homecoming is a documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American servicemen and women through their own words. The film is built upon a project created by the National Endowment for the Arts to gather the writing of servicemen and women and their families who have participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through interviews and dramatic readings, the film transforms selections from this collection of writing into a deep examination of the experiences of the men and women serving in America's armed forces.

    Richard E. Robbins (director) is an award-winning producer and director who has been making documentaries for PBS, cable, and network television for more than a decade. The programs have ranged from the historical to the political to present-day breaking news. From 1998 to 2004 he made documentaries for Peter Jennings at ABC News, traveling to India, Pakistan, and the disputed region of Kashmir to produce Dark Horizon -- an in-depth look at the nuclear standoff. He currently lives in Los Angeles
    Operation Homecoming on PBS

    Jack Lewis (writer) is a guy who builds furniture and fixes motorcycles in Seattle, Washington. He deployed to Iraq in late 2004 with a detachment of Army Reserve soldiers (361st Psychological Operations Company), good people in hard circumstances that are hardly describable. Jack's scribbling experience includes many news and opinion pieces in small newspapers, for which he received a Society of Professional Journalists editorial writing award and the Darrell Bob Houston Journalism Prize before accidentally growing up and moving into the family business.


    Director & Producer: Richard E. Robbins
    Writer: Jack Lewis
    Executive Producer: Tom Yellin
    Editor: Gillian McCarthy
    Co-Producers: Adam Hyman, Kristin Lesko
    Production Coordinator: Megan Parlen
    Associate Producer: Talleah Bridges
    Director of Photography: Jason Ellson
    Composer: Ben Decter
    Visual Effects, Titles & Graphic: Dave Tecson, Edgeworx
    Photographs: Antonin Kratochvil


    Aaron Eckhart
    Jack Lewis