"A brilliant new documentary demonstrates the US is making the same mistakes in Afghanistan as it did in Vietnam" ★★★★ – The Guardian
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 Afghanistan’s hostile Korengal Valley . Over the course of 15 months, the two filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (author of The Perfect Storm) lived with the unit shadowing their every move, resulting in extraordinary footage. From spectacular combat and ambush scenes to difficult discussions with local village elders, civilian and military deaths, never before has such access been granted. Restrepo is as close as it gets to seeing what life as a soldier is really like.
Country: USAFilmmakers: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian JungerRuntime: 93 mins