A young woman joins a group of D-Day veterans
on a pilgrimage to retrace their route from WWII.
SUNKEN ROADS follows their journey, painting an intimate portrait of these soldiers
during their final return to Normandy.
SUNKEN ROADS tells a story of inter-generational friendship,
offering a new perspective on D-Day
by presenting the memories of 90-year-old men
through the eyes of a 20-year-old woman.
Filmmaker Charlotte Juergens spent weeks traveling with the veterans and serving as a health aide to Don McCarthy,
who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.
Don and the other veterans came to see Charlotte as a granddaughter,
trusting her with their stories and speaking openly about the trauma they experienced in Normandy as young men.
SUNKEN ROADS is particularly timely,
given the recent 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019.
The film allows us to see this history through the eyes of the men and women who lived it,
to understand the meaning of D-Day as both an historic event and a personal nightmare,
and to contemplate its significance 75 years later.