The Way We Get By is a documentary that follows 3 Troop Greeters as they greet the troops coming home and leaving for war. Most flights coming and going to war make a stop through Bangor, Maine and there are a group of dedicated people there to greet them, no matter the time of day.
This movie is a conversation between two groups of Americans facing very different battles but asking a similar question, "Does what I'm doing and who I am mean anything to anyone?" There is a dignity of purpose to the lives of both groups of people, even as there is for this film.
It is the BEST documentary I have ever seen and is a must see for everyone. Definitely worth an hour and a half of your life. Below is the trailer for the movie and you can see the whole movie on PBS through Dec 12 here.