Poetic and Engaging

Orlando Weekly | March 27, 2007
Commissioned by the NEA, the Operation Homecoming project sent authors to military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan for workshops designed to help the troops commit their experiences to paper. This film puts those words on the screen in a series of pieces that vary wildly in style. Poetic and engaging due to the multiple visual approaches employed -- the photo montages and animated segments succeed in capturing the often-otherworldly visions penned by the soldiers -- Operation Homecoming the film is notably emotional. What comes as something of a shock, however, is how frequently the soldiers turn to humor to muddle their way through. While it may feel to uncomfortable laugh at these struggling soldiers' experiences, the purity and effectiveness of their words is resoundingly amplified by these sensitive cinematic interpretations.

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