Operation Route 66 (United States | 2015, 89 min)
Directed by: Kurt Gerber
Operation Route 66 is a feature length documentary that chronicles a father and son as they ride motorcycles across Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. Route 66 is the path that connects America and connects Americans. The choice to use motorcycles, allows these two men a direct and visceral connection to the landscape and to the people.
The pair meet and interview repatriating service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in order to learn more about their experiences while deployed and their issues now that they are back on American soil. The movie focuses on the issues that are created when a generation of young Americans comes home from war. The goal is to make viewers feel like they are now more in tune with this one percent of America that have been in service to our country for the last ten years.