Father Soldier Son

DUTY. COUNTRY. FAMILY.

A documentary that originated as a project for the New York Times, where the two directors reported on the life of Brian Eisch, a single father who was serving in Afghanistan. When he was seriously injured in combat, his recovery (which included a later decision to amputate a leg) posed new challenges for the struggling family. The directors stayed with them over the years. As Eisch found it hard to accept his new place in life, there was also much love… and a heartbreaking accident. Meantime, the oldest son was pondering a career in law enforcement. A heartfelt portrait of a typical military family, very down-to-earth, albeit lacking a certain dramatic flair in the editing.

2020-U.S. Made for Streaming. 99 min. Color. Directed by Leslye Davis, Catrin Einhorn.

 

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