Director: Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington
Duration: 93 min.
Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.
Restrepo is a documentary by journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and is nominated for Best Documentary at the 83rd Academy Awards.
It is an intensely powerful closeup look at one platoon deep in the midst of the Afghan war. What makes this film powerful is the raw footage from the front line, and the narrative remains neutral. You get to see these young soldiers perform their duties without any preaching of pro or anti war.