When I Came Home (2005)

When I Came Home
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 10mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paul Rieckhoff Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Michael Smith Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Dan Lohaus Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Harrod Blank Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
T Griffin Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Brendan Cusack Editor n/a 172 7000001
Brendan Cusack Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Allan W Lohaus Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Nicole Prince Actor Herself 1 1000003
Nicole Goodwin Actor Herself 1 1000002
Paul Rieckhoff Actor Himself 1 1000004
Dan Lohaus Director n/a 2 2000001
Nancy Roth Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dan Lohaus Producer n/a 3 3000001
Herold Noel Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Today, 300,000 of the estimated 1.2 million homeless in the United States are veterans, and someday over 100,000 troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan will come home. With the way things are shaping up, the future of our troops will more closely resemble the Vietnam vets rather than "the greatest generation." Here, the documentary filmmaker turns his camera on several homeless veterans in New York City, and in the process he finds Herold Noel, a returning Iraq veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder. Noel and his family do not qualify for housing assistance because he has lost his Section 8 status, so Noel is forced to live in his car while his wife and child live only slightly better with his sister-in-law. Ironically, he points out, his wife could get housing if she was abused-begging the inappropriate question. As he navigates unresponsive Army and city offices in search of help, his frustration mounts. Finally, Noel happens upon some people who teach him how to use the media to raise public awareness about himself and people like him. Through his newfound media sources, Noel is finally able to get his family the help they so desperately need.