He is a contributing editor to vanity fair, and has been awarded a national. Restrepo is a 2010 american documentary film about the afghanistan war, directed by. Sebastian junger on war and restrepo in afghanistan. Watch full episodes, specials and documentaries with national geographic tv channel online. Id also direct you to the restrepo companion book war. New york times bestseller war hachette book group, may, 2010, and a 96minute documentary restrepo, which won the 2010 grand jury prize at the. Now national geographic entertainment is releasing the film. While restrepo focuses on the war, korengal explores the complicated feelings of the men who fought it in restrepo, photojournalists tim hetherington and sebastian junger embedded with one u.
Jun 25, 2010 politics are a part of every war, but not always a part of the lives of those who fight them, according to sebastian junger, codirector, producer and videographer of the documentary restrepo. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the u. National geographic is the worlds premium destination for science. Heroes, renegades, infidels, and the brotherhood of war in afghanistan. National geographic documentary 2017 afghanistan war. Bestselling author sebastian junger and photojournalist tim hetherington, both seasoned war reporters, have just released a powerful new documentary, restrepo. The movie focuses on a remote 15man outpost, restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. May 27, 2015 restrepo chronicles the deployment of a u.
Army platoon for an entire deployment in afghanistan, telling the soldiers story in their words. Best documentary 2017 the war in afghanistan or the american war in afghanistan followed the 2001 united states invasion. The outpost was named after one of the soldiers good friends, the platoon medic juan. Sebastian jungers book war, about his time in the korengal valley was released in may 2010. Sebastian junger on korengal the documentary filmmaker revisits the world of his oscarnominated movie restrepo for a look at the soldiers p. Restrepo is a featurelength documentary that chronicles the deployment of a. About the show winner of the grand jury prize for documentary at sundance film festival 2010, restrepo chronicles the development of a platoon of u. Winner of the grand jury prize for documentary at sundance film festival 2010, restrepo chronicles the deployment of a platoon of u. National geographic channel acquires global broadcast rights to restrepo, featurelength documentary by sebastian junger and tim hetherington, chosen for opening night premiere at. The film shows the dedication to their duty as a soldier and their commitment to one another as brothers. History books may report the cause and outcome of a war, but this documentary puts.
It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the us military. Filmmakers sebastian junger and tim hetherington followed a platoon through an entire deployment in afghanistan. Apr 05, 2017 consequently, the filmmakers, who previously collaborated on a trio of films about the war in afghanistan restrepo, the last patrol and korengal, also capture the syrian wars harrowing. Afghanistan war movie restrepo military dvd australia. In an unprecedented event, national geographic goes deep into afghanistan to bring back a vivid portrait of the tumultuous country that is no longer accessible to journalists and filmmakers. And which way to the front line, a documentary about him tim heatherington, is also on netflix. Liberian civil war, caught in sierra leone during the 2000 civil war, and in 2006, briefly held by oil rebels in the niger delta. The result jungers book war and the new documentary restrepo is an. National geographic channel acquires global broadcast. Junger turned his harrowing experience as an embed in afghanistan into a book and sundance grand jury prizewinning documentary, restrepo, released this weekend. The soldiers are sent to a small remote outpost, considered to be one of the most dangerous spots for the us military.
The filmmakers restrepo a film by sebastian junger. Tim hetherington, award winning photographer and documentary filmmaker is the coproducer and codirector of restrepo with sebastian junger, which won the grand jury prize at the 2010 sundance film festival. Restrepo 2012 a year with one platoon in the deadliest. Sebastian junger bleeds for restrepo the village voice. See more ideas about war, valley of death and documentaries.
Afghanistan war movie documentary not many afghanistan war movies around yet, but this is a real movie about one base outpost in the korengal valley afghanistan named in memory of pfc juan restrepo who was killed in action. Jan 10, 2011 the men responsible for 911 were never in iraq and have long departed afghanistan. Winner of the grand jury prize for documentary at sundance. Winner of the grand jury prize for documentary at sundance film festival 2010, restrepo chronicles the development of a platoon of u. Sebastian junger on making restrepo, your 90minute.
The documentary restrepo is an unsparing, upclose look at the life of a group of soldiers in the deadly korangal valley of afghanistan. Natgeo to reair restrepo after filmmakers death in. Restrepo gives unvarnished look at war in afghanistan. The film airs on national geographic channel in the fall. National geographic channel national geographic entertainment. A true story of men against the sea 1997, which became a bestseller. The documentary restrepo is an unsparing, upclose look at the life of a. Over the course of 15 months, the two filmmakers tim hetherington and sebastian junger author of the perfect storm lived with the unit shadowing. The book is very, very good and imo as a veteran is the closest thing to a perfect image of modern war and veterancy for the oef conflict. Korengal explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the. These two films have been called an imperishable record of the war in afghanistan.
Restrepo is a 2010 american documentary film about the afghanistan war, directed by american journalist sebastian junger and british photojournalist tim hetherington the film explores the year that junger and hetherington spent in afghanistan on assignment for vanity fair, embedded with the second platoon, b company, 2nd battalion, 503rd infantry regiment, 173rd airborne brigade combat team. Et, the national geographic channel debuts restrepo, a documentary that follows one platoon in the korengal valley in afghanistan, referred to by one soldier as the most dangerous. Breaking news national geographic channel acquires. Restrepo is only playing for a few more weeks in different places around the country. The national geographic channel announced thursday that it will retelecast the documentary restrepo at 9 p. Sebastian junger born january 17, 1962 is an american journalist, author and filmmaker. Hetherington covered the civil war in liberia, the wars in chad, nigeria. This academy awardnominated featurelength documentary. Features indepth interviews with the late afghan resistance leader ahmad shad massoud, who was assassinated two days before the september 11 terrorist. The war in afghanistan has become highly politicized, but soldiers rarely take. Jul 14, 2017 sebastian junger on war and restrepo in afghanistan. It was directed by sebastian junger, who worked on restrepo alongside heatherington. Jan 06, 2016 national geographic channel previously teamed up with the journalist, filmmaker and author for the 2010 afghanistan war documentary restrepo, which junger codirected with late photojournalist tim. Hetherington and junger talk afghan war doc restrepo.
Jul 02, 2010 bestselling author sebastian junger and photojournalist tim hetherington, both seasoned war reporters, have just released a powerful new documentary, restrepo. For decades, author sebastian junger has been covering wars all over the world, but he never imagined that his book, war, and movie. The fall of syria and the rise of isis from national geographic documentary. The movie focuses on a remote 15man outpost, restrepo, named after a. Junger, a veteran war correspondent and author of several books. Almost all frontline war reporting is done by freelancers, and they absorb a. His latest publishing project is infidel, an intimate portrait of a single u. Jul 09, 2014 korengal picks up where the awardwinning documentary restrepo 2010 left off.
Restrepo documentary captures the life of a soldier in. Junger simultaneously wrote dispatches for vanity fair, gathered material for his book war, and made restrepo with hetherington. National geographic nabs rights to war documentary reuters. Monday after news of filmmaker tim hetheringtons death in libya. The book gives you the history, the analysis and perspective. Two members of the 173 airborne bct, a superior unit of that covered in restrepo, received the medal of honor for actions taken when hetheringtonjunger were there. Restrepo, which won both an emmy and a sundance film festival award, is a featurelength documentary following the deployment of american soldiers in the korengal valley of afghanistan. Sebastian junger on his new war documentary korengal. Restrepo chronicles the deployment of 15 soldiers into afghanistan s korengal valley, considered one of the militarys most dangerous postings. Restrepo is a film not just about the events of combat, but also about brotherhood, according to junger. Restrepo could lead to important questions about the principal beneficiaries of an endless war and how they. Restrepo is a featurelength documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of u. Winner of the 2010 sundance grand jury prize, and heralded as possibly the best war film ever made, restrepo focuses on the deployment of a us platoon in afghanistans hostile korengal valley.1329 956 387 887 326 190 1321 1134 1189 332 808 1301 1138 508 1073 1310 797 1352 1504 513 744 525 1263 1143 715 60 910 87 1026 1408 1012 920 1474 763 286