The tagline for restrepo, which won the grand jury prize for documentary at the 2010 sundance film festival, sums it up fairly well: one platoon, one hetherington and junger obtained permission to spend the better part of a year ( beginning in may 2007) with the second platoon, battle company in. I first met junger and hetherington at sundance in 2010 (see my “restrepo” flipcam interview and hetherington's own 2010 video diary below) “restrepo,” which is currently available for netflix streaming, doesn't resemble your standard documentary or other embedded war docs, or voice-over narration. Restrepo directors sebastian junger (left) and tim hetherington filmmaker: so how did you two meet and what prompted you to want to collaborate on a film tim hetherington: i think this is a stronger choice since it highlights the personal cost of war rather than our abstract memorializing of it did you. And i thought if i made a film that helped soldiers unpack and understand their own experience at war, if i could do that, civilians might also understand that experience better it seemed like having a work that tries to understand that experience would help everybody filmmaker sebastian junger photo: tim hetherington. “no offense to hurt lockerbut if viewers were going to watch one film about the experience of us soldiersit would have to be restrepo sebastian junger and tim hetherington's documentary feature captures the boredom, terror, and disorientation of a tour of duty in a remote and hostile district of afghanistan in a way. Sebastian junger, who rose to fame with his best-selling book the perfect storm, spent months in afghanistan's hostile korengal valley in 2007 and 2008 war, junger's book about the experience, one of the best nonfiction books of 2010 restrepo, the film he directed and produced with hetherington. Product description 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.
Anyone who saw 2010's “restrepo” knows it isn't just the best documentary to come out of our post-9/11 conflicts but one of the best war films ever made the bond that journalists and co-directors sebastian junger and tim hetherington formed with the soldiers of the us army's 2d platoon, b company. Life during wartime: sebastian junger on 'korengal' sebastian junger and tim hetherington at outpost restrepo in afghanistan's korengal valley of my book war, and imposing the three sections i used there — fear, killing and love, which are the three emotional experiences of combat, as i see it. My podcast guest is sebastian junger (@sebastianjunger), the #1 new york times best-selling author of the perfect storm, fire, a death in belmont, war, and junger is also a documentary filmmaker whose debut film “restrepo,” a feature-length documentary (co-directed with tim hetherington), was. Perfect storm writer sebastian junger and photographer tim hetherington were planted inside the restrepo outpost for 15 harrowing months and the film that watching restrepo, it all begins to make senseno, not the war itself, but the war's impact on the soldiers whose lives will be forever changed by this experience.
The war in afghanistan has been terribly long and exhaustively covered, and yet the visceral, day-to-day experience of the fight over there has enter restrepo, a bracing new documentary from vanity fair writer sebastian junger and photographer tim hetherington, which won the grand jury prize at. I met war photographer and filmmaker tim hetherington two years ago in new york i was working the resulting work—including the documentary restrepo and junger's book war—is not about the politics of the conflict he had a great deal of experience, and experience can reduce some risk but not.
In 2010, he published the best-selling book war, an account of his time in eastern afghanistan's korengal valley where he was on assignment for vanity fair with the late photojournalist tim hetherington, reporting on the experiences of the soldiers of the 173rd airborne brigade combat team, 2nd platoon battle company. Vanity fair has its own dog in the doc race—an entry of which we couldn't be prouder: restrepo, vf contributors sebastian junger and tim hetherington's year-in-the-deadly-life look at an american platoon stationed in afghanistan's korengal valley the film captures the full psychological cost of war as. Sebastian junger's documentary film restrepo deserves an oscar, but his theory of war is wrong he and a partner, the photojournalist tim hetherington, made a documentary, restrepo (an american outpost named after a fallen american medic, juan restrepo), out of 150 hours of video they recorded in. Documentary directed by tim hetherington, sebastian junger with the men of battle company 2nd of the 503rd korengal picks up where restrepo left off the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war director: sebastian junger stars: lamonta caldwell.
Six weeks earlier, he and junger attended the academy awards as nominees for best documentary for restrepo life so thoroughly that i found myself talking to junger more about his own experience of reporting on war, and how hetherington's death convinced him to retire from war reporting entirely. Through his two latest productions which exalt the experiences of us soldiers in afghanistan, sebastian junger - us author, () [voltaire network] the centerpiece of this propaganda effort is restrepo, a documentary film by junger and british photographer, tim hetherington restrepo captured the. Embedded with writer sebastian junger, and shooting over the course of one year, photographer tim hetherington made a series of images that prove surprisingly tender this is the same unit as followed in sebastian junger's war, as well as the documentary restrepo, which both junger and hetherington directed. Four years ago, journalist sebastian junger and photojournalist tim hetherington co-directed and released the acclaimed documentary restrepo the two journalists spent 14 months — between 2007 and 2008 — embedded with the second platoon of battle company of the 173rd airborne brigade.
Little more than a year later, junger would unwittingly begin work on a second documentary — the tale of his restrepo co-director, tim hetherington junger had planned on going to libya with hetherington but was unable to for personal reasons instead, the emotional interviews with those beside. Early on in sebastian junger's film about his late friend, colleague and regular collaborator tim hetherington, there is an eerie shot, prosaic yet haunting junger, who took hetherington with him to afghanistan on assignment for vanity fair, where they filmed the oscar-nominated documentary restrepo,. But, on 20 april 2011, a month after attending the oscars with co-director sebastian junger, tim hetherington was killed while working on a story in libya junger tells tom seymour about his admiration for hetherington, and the enduring complexities of covering war the film begins with tim hetherington.
That last point is the crux of both junger's book, which comes out today, and the documentary film he shot and directed with british filmmaker and photographer tim hetherington based on the korengal experience the film, restrepo, was junger's first, and it won the grand jury prize at sundance in. As an award-winning journalist reporting on the war from the soldiers' perspective, junger and photojournalist tim hetherington spent weeks at a time at a remote outpost that saw more combat than almost anywhere else in afghanistan this resulted in his best-seller “war,” “restrepo” and a follow-up film. Veteran war photographer tim hetherington, who was killed by a rocket attack in misrata, libya, today never considered himself brave, despite he was brave, junger, co-director with hetherington on the academy award-nominated war documentary restrepo, told abc news just hours after news of. A new documentary by sebastian junger explores the life and work of his friend and colleague tim hetherington documentary while “restrepo” did not take top honors, it made a powerful mark as one of the few films to delve deeply into the lives of men at war less than two months later, tim was dead.
Restrepo is a 2010 american documentary film about the afghanistan war, directed by american journalist sebastian junger and british photojournalist tim hetherington the film explores the year that junger and hetherington spent in afghanistan on assignment for vanity fair, embedded with the second platoon,. Korengal picks up where restrepo left off the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war korengal explains how war shortly after the release of his documentary restrepo, photographer tim hetherington was killed in libya colleague and filmmaker.