The Way We Get By
With Hollywood dramas doing their best to ignore the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the stream of non-fiction films having dried up to a trickle, films like Aron Gaudet’s wrenching The Way We Get By are even more important than they otherwise would be. This isn’t to say that Gaudet’s documentary has even a hint of an eat-your-broccoli lecture to it—that couldn’t be further from the truth. But while watching the film it’s hard to escape the sense that one is witnessing a dispatch from a lonely outpost of the forgotten wars…
The Way We Get By opens this week in pretty limited release, but should make its way to DVD soon. It’s one of the best documentaries of 2009 so far, and highly deserves being sought out. Read the full review at Film Journal International.