SUNKEN ROADS: THREE GENERATIONS AFTER D-DAY

Working in the tradition of Agnes Varda, Ross McElwee and other first-person documentarians, Juergens’ debut film offers a female (and much younger) perspective on World War II and our “greatest generation.”

Don McCarthy was 20 years old on D-Day, when his infantry division landed on Omaha Beach. Don and the other veterans who survived D-Day will 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.

Starts early 2021 in our Virtual Screening Room!