An Iraq veteran's struggle for survival after returning from the warWatch Trailer
WHEN I CAME HOME is an award-winning educational documentary about homeless veterans in America: from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from the current war in Iraq. The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight for the benefits promised to them. Through the story of Herold Noel, an Iraq War veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and living out of his car in Brooklyn, WHEN I CAME HOME reveals a failing system and the veteran's struggle to survive after returning from the war.
Recommended as a teaching tool for courses in:
Psychology / Mental Health
War and Peace Studies
Tags: homeless veterans, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Iraq, Afghanistan, Veterans Administration, VA, combat vets, homelessness, Paul Rieckhoff, Herold Noel, veterans film
An unforgettable documentary... WHEN I CAME HOME made an enormous impact on my students and stimulated a passionate discussion on the consequences of war and the obligations a nation has to its soldiers
Susan A. Reed, Professor
Hard-hitting and raw, WHEN I CAME HOME is one of the most powerful films to come out of the Iraq War. This film finally puts a human face on a story too long hidden from the mainstream news. Anyone who cares about America, should watch this film.
Executive Director, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
If No End In Sight is the best film yet to be produced on the effects of the Iraq War on the Iraqi people, then Dan Lohaus' When I Came Home is the best film yet to be produced on the US troops who fought that war...
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