June 11, 2010

RESTREPO

RESTREPO chronicles the one-year deployment of a platoon of American soldiers at one of the mostdangerous outposts in Afghanistan. A feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 94-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.

I'll be attending an advance viewing of this documentary film on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington DC.

Said one staff sergeant: "I wish I'd had something like that to show my soldiers before we left for Iraq." -Red Bull Rising

1 comment:

Dana said...

Thanks for spreading the word about Restrepo! Hope you enjoy it on Wednesday.

Best,
NG Entertainment