FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Best Documentary Tribeca Film Festival 2006
Today in America over 300,000 veterans are homeless. Nearly half of them served in Vietnam. In 2002 filmmaker Dan Lohaus set off across the US to document the lives of homeless Vietnam veterans and listen to their stories. Many told Lohaus that they had come back to America haunted by their memories of Vietnam only to fight a new war at home. In late 2004, when Lohaus found Iraq War veteran Herold Noel suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and living in his car in Brooklyn WHEN I CAME HOME became a film about history repeating itself. Herold's story had haunting similarities to those which Lohaus had heard from so many Vietnam veterans. The film follows Herold's struggle with homelessness and PTSD as he tries to get assistance from the V.A., city agencies and different veterans' organizations. What follows is a media blitz that transforms the young, homeless veteran into the leader of a new movement.