The Way We Get By

2009, Documentary, 1h 24m

25 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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The Way We Get By is a thoughtful, poignant look at some unsung American heroes. Read critic reviews

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This documentary chronicles a group of tireless senior citizens who devote their time to comforting U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. At an airport in Bangor, Maine, the retirees turn out every time an airplane carrying an American soldier arrives, providing the young men and women with meals, cell phones to call home and rounds of applause. The film also explores the home lives of the seniors, who are confronted with familial and health-related concerns of their own.

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Aron Gaudet
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Zack Martin
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Dan Ferrigan
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Aron Gaudet
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