The Salem Cinema presents Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day on Virtual Cinema. When you buy a ticket, 50% of the proceeds go straight back to the Salem Cinema to support them during this difficult time.
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 someday 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, Sunken Roads 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.
Sunken Roads premiered at the G.I. Film Festival San Diego and was nominated for Best Feature Documentary. It also screened at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum to commemorate D-Day’s 75th Anniversary. Sunken Roads would never have been made if not for the generous support of the 29th Division Association, which welcomed Charlotte to film Don and the other veterans back in 2014. The 29th Division Association is an organization dedicated to keeping the history of the 29th Infantry Division alive. The Association is open to anyone devoted to that purpose including veterans, their descendants, currently serving 29ers, and all those inspired by the Blue and Gray Division. Please visit 29thdivisionassociation.com to learn more.
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Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day
A film by Charlotte Juergens
94 minutes | color | in English & French with English subtitles
Optional English captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing