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RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. soldier platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, revealing extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of hard labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie.

Director: Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington
Year: 2010
Time: 93 mins

(2010) on IMDb

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Share this film. Give others an opportunity to be moved and gain understanding from this story.

Read War by Sebastian Junger, which describes his experience in Korengal Valley in more depth.

Support the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors  or a similar organization in your country, that work with soldiers returning from war conflict.

Donate. Make a donation in memory of Tim Hetherington. The Hetherington family has named three charities for which you can make donations: Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone, Human Rights Watch, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Educate yourself to the events happening in the world. Since we are increasingly disconnected from the conflicts and countries on whom we depend, it’s important to remember that we share this world.

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Our interview with director Sebastian Junger

Restrepo and the Imagery of War

“If you are interested in mass communication, then you have to stop thinking of yourself as a photographer. We live in a post-photographic world. If you are interested in photography, then you are interested in something — in terms of mass communication — that is past. I am interested in reaching as many people as possible.”

Read the full interview

Business Insider:

“The Tragic Story Of Outpost Restrepo Sums Up The Whole Afghan War”

“Farewell to Korengal”

Sebastian Junger wrote this as the United States military pulled out of the Korengal Valley in eastern Afghanistan.


“In Afghanistan, everyone has war-related stories to tell,” said photographer Mikhail Galustov.

His new photo series featured on The New Yorker.com.


Films that inspired or were inspired by the literary world.

Restrepo Q&A

Sergeant Brendan O’Byrne had a difficult return home. Listen as he talks openly and candidly about his life since coming home from deployment in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.


Listen to our playlist with music from the film on Spotify.

Into the Valley of Death

A strategic passage wanted by the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley is among the deadliest pieces of terrain in the world for U.S. forces.

Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington joined the platoon’s painfully slow advance and now live to tell about it.

Read more on Vanity Fair.

“In some ways, we’ve already won by getting the film finished… this is just icing on the cake.”

– Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington on their Oscar nomination.


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