Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger, USA, 2010.
Directed by: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Script: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Producer: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Production company: Outpost Films Production
Cinematography: im Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Editing: Michael Levine
Music: Ruy Garcia
Running time: 94'
'Restrepo' 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.
Sundance Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize
Sebastian Junger has been reporting from Afghanistan since 1996. He is the bestselling author of the 'The Perfect Storm' and 'War' and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.
Tim Hetherington has reported on conflict for over ten years. He was awarded the 2008 World Press Photo prize for his work in Afghanistan and is a contributing photographer to Vanity Fair.
Location and screening schedule:
EUROPA cinema, Monday, October 18th at 9.00
Tuškanac cinema, Monday, October 18th at 16.00
Dokukino Croatia, Tuesday, October 19th at 19.00