2011 Digital Storytelling Contest, Linear productions, 1st prize

The Home Front


The New York Times

When a single father deploys to Afghanistan, his sons go to live with relatives. "The Home Front" tells the story of their struggle to adjust, and what happens when they finally see him again.

Jury comments:
"This production embodies many of the simplest and most powerful elements of storytelling; great subjects that are articulate and emotional, a narrative arc with a transformation - actually two in this story - a bigger issue of both political and social significance embodied in the micro story, strong video and photography and a compelling visual and audio narrative that worked powerfully in concert with each other."

Production team

    Photography and videography
    Marcus Yam

    Production team
    Nancy Donaldson, Catrin Einhorn, Meaghan Looram for The New York Times