Directed by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | USA | 2010 | 93min
In 2008 Sebastian Junger (THE PERFECT STORM) and Tim Hetherington dug in with a platoon of U.S. soldiers for a year. Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, a stronghold of al Qaeda and the Taliban, has proven to be one of the U.S. Army's deadliest challenges. It is here that the platoon lost their comrade, PFC Juan Restrepo, and erected an outpost in his honor. Up close and personal, Junger and Hetherington gain extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of backbreaking labor and deadly firefights that are a way of life at Outpost Restrepo. With a glimpse of what it is like to be in the trenches of war, RESTREPO may be one of the most experiential and visceral war films ever made. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers reveal the humor and camaraderie of men who come under daily fire, never knowing which of them won't make it home. This is the directorial debut for filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger and the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for a U.S. documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
Adapted from Sundance Film Festival