Sunken Roads Virtual Sneak Preview

Sunken Roads Virtual Sneak Preview

The G.I. Film Festival San Diego, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, 29th Division Association, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, USS Midway Museum, World War II Foundation and Normandie-World War II International Film Festival are proud to present a special sneak preview of Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day in advance of its theatrical release in late summer 2020. The film is available to watch for 18 days only, Thursday June 4 through Sunday, June 21.

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.

Many thanks to our participating organizations for making this event possible!

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Sunken Roads premiered at the G.I. Film Festival San Diego last fall and was nominated for Best Feature Documentary. GIFFSD aims to reveal the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of service members and veterans through compelling and authentic storytelling. Documentaries, shorts, narratives, and family-friendly films are presented, highlighting stories of heroism, resilience, and honor. The festival is organized by KPBS in partnership with the Film Consortium San Diego. Learn about the festival at

Sunken Roads screened at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum in 2019 to commemorate D-Day’s 75th Anniversary. The Museum’s mission is to steward America’s first aviation battlefield of World War II – sharing the artifacts, personal stories, impact and response to the attack on December 7, 1941 and the Pacific region battles that followed – and to honor those who have defended our freedom so we might educate and inspire future generations. To learn more about the Museum, please visit

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 to learn more.

Sunken Roads premiered at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in 2019. MNFF was formed to support, promote and exhibit the dynamic and imaginative efforts of new filmmakers. The emphasis at MNFF is entirely on filmmakers who have completed within the 24 months prior to the Festival either their first or second feature film or first or second short film. For more infomation about the Festival, please visit

The USS Midway Museum is a historical naval aircraft carrier museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The USS Midway was the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century. Named after the climatic Battle of Midway of June 1942, Midway was built in only 17 months, but missed World War II by one week when commissioned on September 10, 1945. It opened as the USS Midway Museum in June 2004. Learn more about the museum at

The World War II Foundation honors the legacy of the veterans and survivors of one of history’s most important time periods by producing educational documentary films. The Foundation’s founder and president Tim Gray also founded the Normandie-World War II International Film Festival, which showcases the best in World War II military-themed films, documentaries, and short films from around the world. This year, Sunken Roads won the Festival’s award for Outstanding Documentary Feature. Please visit to learn more about the Foundation and Festival.

Sunken Roads Virtual Sneak Preview