“War is hell.” That adage is confirmed by this documentary about the American forward operating base Restrepo. The story takes place in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, which, at the time of filming, was widely considered the most dangerous place in the world for an American soldier to be stationed.
Filmed over a 15-month period by intrepid co-directors photographer Tim Hetherington and author Sebastian Junger, Restrepo shows how quickly tedium can turn to terror on the frontlines of a war. This encore screening, four years after it first played at Mountainfilm, is part of a special Junger trilogy that also includes Korengal (Mountainfilm 2015) and The Last Patrol (Mountainfilm 2015).
- Sebastian Junger Tim Hetherington
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