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The Last Patrol

As the final film of the Restrepo Trilogy, THE LAST PATROL follows two journalists and two veterans who examine the ups and downs of war as they trek 300 miles from Washington, D.C. northwards, doing their best to decompress from the stresses they witnessed on the battlefield along the way.

Director: Sebastian Junger
Year: 2014
Time: 88 min
Club Member Rating: Not yet rated.
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Share this film and watch the other two films in Junger’s war trilogy: RESTREPO and KORENGAL, and read his book War.

Consider donating to Wounded Wear. Their mission is to help combat-wounded veterans, by offering them a safe network of support, and also offering clothing adjusted to their wounds. 

Support the Wounded Warrior Project. Their mission is to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.” They also have a Restore Warriors website, offering anonymous help to soldiers suffering from PTSD. 

Watch the other two films in the trilogy: RESTREPO and THE LAST PATROL, as well as WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON.

Donate to the Tim Hetherington Trust which works to preserve Tim’s work as a storyteller and human rights advocate, in addition to supporting other artists working in the field. 

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Interview With Filmmaker

“Sebastian Junger thinks on why veterans sometimes have a hard time re-entering civilian life. The theory he is working on: It’s hard to go from a tight-knit human experience — eating together, sleeping together, relying on one another for everything — to the loose-knit bonds of everyday life. ”

Check out TED’s interview with Junger here.

Guillermo Cervera

Want to find out more about the photojournalist who was part of THE LAST PATROL: Guillermo Cervera?

Explore his website to find out about his history, current and past projects and much more.

Does THE LAST PATROL Glorify War?

Is Junger projecting his own infatuation with war onto others? Read the article on Sientific America. 

SPOT ON DIRECTOR

Our interview with Sebastian Junger.

‘Moral Injury’ and Modern War

“PTSD is going to color everything you write,’ came the warning from a stepmother of a Marine, a woman who keeps track of such things.

That was in 2005, when post-traumatic stress disorder, a.k.a. PTSD, wasn’t getting much attention, but soon it was pretty much all anyone wrote about. Story upon story about the damage done to our guys in uniform…”

Read the full article The American Conservative.

Danger Close

“Combat and surf photographer Guillermo Cervera exists between two worlds—one horrifying, the other beautiful, both dangerous.

Guillermo Cervera uses a wave to describe the fear of combat—a heavy patch of reef in the Atlantic and a pair of broken ribs to explain the doubts that arise when your profession requires you to risk your life.'”

Continue reading here.

Sold Everything He Owned And Walked Across America

Read the story on the Huffington Post. 

Is PTSD a Product of War, or of Our Times?

“How long has PTSD been around? Is the response to trauma outlined in our current PTSD diagnosis something that has long happened to a subset of people facing trauma? Or did our current concept of PTSD rise from cultural and medical concerns and definitions peculiar to a particular time in history? ”

Continue reading on Wired.

Conversation

“We service members we join in the military to serve our country. right? So when we go to war and when we go to combat and the things that we see and we do there – there not ours. The’re our countries. So I really, I think that the only way to come home is to share these stories.”

Watch Junger, O’Bryne and Cervera converse on youtube.

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