Summary: a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of us soliders in afghanisatn'ss korengal valley the movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action it was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the us military. Sebastian junger war movie: the making of restrepo tim hetherington, who spent a year embedded in afghanistan with writer sebastian junger, recalls his time on the ground amid fire fights, and. The film, shot between 2007 and 2008, takes its name from the platoon's remote outpost which, in turn, was named by the men in memory of private juan sebastian restrepo, an early casualty. The film is named after the first one of their number to die, a 20-year-old medic, pfc juan s restrepo battle company is led by capt dan kearney, whose plan is to establish an outpost at a key point on taliban battle routes.
The shadow of vietnam, and the vietnam war movie, is never far away during this outstanding fly-on-the-wall documentary about the us military experience in afghanistan by the british photographer. Restrepo chronicles a year with a single platoon stationed at the restrepo outpost in afghanistan's korengal valley, considered one of the military's most dangerous postings co-directors. In 2011, tim hetherington died the community around the film restrepo went into mourning and a memorial was planned in nyc news that his estate will be preserved at the imperial war museum in the uk timstrust april 20 a major museum with an outstanding reputation for its critical analysis of conflict in modern history it was a.
Sebastian junger (born january 17, 1962) is an american journalist, author and filmmaker famous for the best-selling book the perfect storm: a true story of men against the sea (1997), his award-winning chronicle of the war in afghanistan in the documentary films restrepo (2010) and korengal (2014), and his book war (2010. The film is unusually free of cant and the usual trappings of war docs there is no voice-over narration and very little dramatic underscoring right or wrong, the filmmakers shave matters of political policy and contextual analysis clean off the finished product, which runs a tight 94 minutes. In his review in the washington post of the war documentary, restrepo, philip kennicott refers to you tubes where i respond spontaneously to sebastian junger’s presentation at the los angeles public library late last spring(i) the you tubes were produced by jeremy rothe-kushel of we are change los angeles and joshua blakeney, media coordinator of globalization studies at the university of. Tonight at 9 pm 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.
From june 2007 to july 2008, hetherington and junger embedded with the soldiers of second platoon, battle company in the remote korengal valley in eastern afghanistan, as they fought to build and maintain a remote 15-man outpost named “restrepo” after a platoon medic who was killed in action. A documentary covering a deployment of battle company, 2nd battalion, 503rd infantry regiment, 173rd airborne brigade combat team in 2007-8 inexperienced soldiers have so far only had a vague idea of war, but when they fly into the valley, they start to realize that this is going to be a living hell which they call restrepo in honor. The film won numerous awards, including the grand jury prize for best documentary at the 2010 sundance film festival restrepo also garnered a 2011 academy award nomination for best documentary.
Part 4 - maurice brown - critical analysis of “restrepo” the film restrepo was a documentary which accurately depicted soldiers during war time the filmmakers went above and beyond to correctly portrait war, from a soldier's perspective. But war isn't all gunfights, and korengal (named for the valley where the soldiers were stationed) goes through a checklist of those other realities by the midpoint, the itemization of topics. The tragic story of outpost restrepo sums up the whole afghan war paul szoldra troops left restrepo and the korengal valley without accomplishing much documentary filmmakers sebastian.
Korengal the 2010 documentary “restrepo” is one of the best war films ever made, so perhaps it’s understandable that director sebastian junger would return to his footage to shape a semi. Second platoon soldiers on patrol in korengal valley, afghanistan the documentary “korengal” revisits the same troops from 2011’s “restrepo” who have bonded in war.
The bonds of war—sebastian junger and tim hetherington’s restrepo by williams cole unfortunately for the human species, war is one of the most dramatic things that life can offer, so there’s no surprise that documentary films about combat hold a much-vaunted place in the non-fiction canon. Very few documentary films capture the humanity and true sadness of war like ‘restrepo’ does but these movies like ‘korengal’, ‘armadillo’, ‘the tillman story’, ‘the last patrol’ and ‘the hornet’s nest’ have all helped change the way war and its combatants are portrayed. Sebastian junger on the thrill and hell of 'war' the author visited afghanistan's korengal valley five times in 2007 and 2008 as a reporter embedded with part of the us army's 173rd airborne.