'Father Soldier Son': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Netflix military documentary
The documentary is directed by Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis who also serve as producers
The military documentary 'Father Soldier Son' first aired on April 15, 2020, at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is now set to make its small screen debut on Netflix this June. The documentary takes viewers on Sgt First Class Brian Eisch's journey of "love, loss, redemption and legacy" after he is critically wounded in Afghanistan. The documentary will showcase the hardships of a family called to serve their country, as they fight to keep their bond alive after having sacrificed so much.
'Father Soldier Son' premieres on June 17, 2020.
Tribeca Film Festivals' official synopsis reads, "Isaac and Joey have a superhero for a father. They worship their Dad, Brian Eisch, a decorated, third-generation soldier who recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan. When Brian is injured and returns home a different man, all three must reconcile with the aftershocks of war. As Brian fights to retain control of himself and his loved ones, fate continues to challenge his belief in justice and self-determination. Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis’s stunning ethnographic study of American masculinity and generational tragedy follows the Eischs for close to a decade as their intense father-son bond is challenged time and time again. Davis’s restrained and beautiful cinematography subtly captures moments of raw anguish and unadulterated joy. This deeply moving portrait of a family called to serve explores the meaning of sacrifice, the need for purpose, and the challenges of being a father, a soldier, and a son."
Sgt First Class Brian Eisch will play himself in 'Father Soldier Son' and his filmography includes 'WWIA - To Honor. To Connect. To Heal' and 'A Year at War'.
The documentary is directed by Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis who also serve as producers. Kathleen Lingo and Nancy Donaldson Gauss also serve as producers.
Einhorn is a journalist at The New York Times and the official page of the Tribeca Film Festival for the documentary states that not only had Einhorn won an Emmy, she was also a part of a team that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2018.
Davis is a documentarian and photographer at The New York Times and her works have been nominated for multiple awards. The official page of the Tribeca Film Festival for the documentary states that Davis has been nominated for an Emmy, a Gerald Loeb award for explanatory journalism and Pictures of the Year International (POYi) awarded her “Multimedia Portfolio of the Year" in 2011. Davis had most certainly has made a name for herself in reporting and was even part of a team of journalists who were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 as they covered the "2015 ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris."
Where to watch
Catch 'Father Soldier Son' premieres on June 17, 2020, on Netflix.
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