Directed by Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet


THE WAY WE GET BY is a deeply moving film about life and how to live it.

Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters - a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving, unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. Seeking out the telling detail rather than offering sweeping generalizations, the film carefully builds stories of heartbreak and redemption, reminding us how our culture casts our elders, and too often our soldiers, aside. More important, regardless of your politics, "The Way We Get By" celebrates three unsung heroes who share their love with strangers who need and deserve it.



National Non-Profit: Maine Troop Greeters

Maine Troop Greeters is a non-profit corporation with 501-C3 tax-exempt status. This is an all-volunteer organization funded through in-kind and monetary donations. All donations are used to provide food, amenities and services for the Troops deploying and returning through Bangor International Airport.

Local Non-Profit: Interfaith of The Woodlands-Senior Services

Interfaith Senior Services promotes quality and independent living to senior adults age 62 and older. Senior Services programs provide guidance, resources and referral services promoting independent living and add to the quality of life of senior adults living in Interfaith’s service area.