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Finding Home

A 1st Sergeant in the US Marine Corps is nearing retirement after nineteen years of active duty, during which he served in the Gulf War, the Balkan conflict and twice in the current war in Iraq.

He makes a trip to the town where he was born. He stops to visit members of his fragmented family, reflecting upon his troubled youth and his broken marriage along the way.

Slowly, the effects of the war come to the surface. We see a man struggling to put his past behind him and to find a home where he will be at peace.

This home he hopes to find with his second wife, Jennice, whom he met through correspondance while he was serving in Iraq. Will he be able to make it right this time, or is the trauma he has experienced too great?

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Finding Home is the graduation film made by Christopher Daley for the master’s in film directing program of the KASK (Academy of Fine Arts), in Ghent, Belgium.



Copyright © 2008 Christopher Daley

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Previous screenings

7 Oct – 18 Oct | Ghent, Belgium
12 Nov | Brussels, Belgium
13 Apr – 16 Apr | Doha, Qatar
22 Apr – 26 Apr | Gent, Belgium
Documentarist: Istanbul Documentary Days
2 Jun – 7 Jun | Istanbul, Turkey
3 Sep – 21 Sep | London, United Kingdom
21 Sep – 24 Sep | Ljubljana, Slovenia
22 Sep – 27 Sep | Beirut, Lebanon
14 Oct – 25 Nov | (Travelling), United Kingdom
MiradasDoc: International Documentary Film Festival of Guía de Isora
1 Nov – 7 Nov | Guía de Isora, Spain

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Finding Home has received a new award at Docudays: Beirut International Documentary Festival. | more...
2 October 2009
Finding Home has received a new award at Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival. | more...
11 May 2009
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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 3 Nov 2009