THERE’S a new documentary landing on Netflix this week - one ten years in the making.

Directed by New York Times’ journalists Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis, Father Soldier Son chronicles a journey of love, loss and redemption.

This is a film concerned with the legacy of conflict and the transformative personal effect of involvement in modern warfare. More specifically, it tells the wrenching story of Master Sergeant Brian Eisch.

When Einhorn and Davis first began their investigative odyssey, back in 2010, Eisch was a single father on the brink of leaving his two young boys, seven, and 12, behind in America whilst on a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

As one might expect, emotions run high in a film that sees a father repeatedly separate from his sons. Parallels and deep divides are drawn as we follow Brian in Afghanistan and his sons back home and the wounds that form often chill. Watch for the moment young Joey Eisch expresses his distress at losing his father to war with the line: ‘I feel mad…If he dies, I’m going to take revenge.’ We might well question the cyclicality of armament.

When they first optioned the documentary, Einhorn and Davis could hardly have predicted the journey their story would take over the decade that followed. Certainly, they could not have foreseen the traumas that awaited the Eisch family down the line.

What begins as a tale of patriotism and paternalism soon spirals into one of tragedy. This is the moment a seriously injured Billy is returned home from the front line and left to cope with a new normal of his own.

Having premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April, Father Soldier Son arrives on Netflix with an award for Best Editing already under its belt. Certainly, this is powerfully presented material.

A brief word also this week for Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical. Filmed across three live performances in 2016, this televised movie of the acclaimed musical is not to be missed.

Hamilton had been planned for a cinematic release later this year but was brought forward to Disney Plus in light of the ongoing global crisis. An exquisite tribute to the stage show, the film boasts tremendous casting, choreography and conviction by all involved. Those new to American Revolutionary history may wish to swot up prior to viewing.