"At the heart of my intentions of making the film was helping people understand," Hamilton said. "This is who these people are."
Much of the film was written while Hamilton was deployed in Iraq. His signal brigade from the Arizona National Guard accompanied the first Army soldiers who entered that country in 2003.
One Navajo woman, after seeing the film, told Hamilton that she was going to take her children up to the reservation to visit their grandmother and reconnect with their roots. "But then there was a man, a non-Native," Hamilton said. "When he saw the film, it caused him to take a weeklong trip back to New Jersey and see people he hadn't seen for a while.