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D-Day: Down to Earth—Return of the 507th

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Phil Walker and David Druckenmiller are co-producers of D-Day: Down to Earth—Return of the 507th. For more information about them, please go to filmmaker bios. Below is a list of commonly asked questions regarding the project.

1. Aren't there enough World War II documentaries already? Why is the 507th story important?
2. Where did you find so much relevant archive footage for the film?
3. Why were the veterans so motivated to build the monument?
4. What legacy or tradition of the 507th remains today?
5. How many veterans of the 507th are still with us today?
6. What is the background of Marty Morgan, the featured historian in the project?

1. How did you first learn of the 507th and develop the idea for the film?
2. What was it like filming the veterans in Normandy?
3. What were some of your strongest impressions from the Normandy trip?
4. How did the two of you come to work on the project together?
5. What were the most challenging aspects of the project?
6. The film has what you call a "group narrative approach." What is that, and how did it develop?
7. In the credits you are both listed as producer/director/editor. How did you coordinate
    the various tasks on the project?

8. What was the response to the initial version of the film?
9. When did PBS get involved? Did you develop the film further? What was your aim?
10. What do you hope your audience takes away from this film?