Thursday, April 17, 2014

Korengal: This is What War Feels Like

Restrepo was a great documentary covering the daily lives of soldiers in 2nd Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry at FOB Restrepo in the Korengal Valley during Operation Enduring Freedom. Sebastian Junger and Tim Heatherington were embedded with the soldiers, which allowed them to get a close up account of a complete deployment. If you haven't seen it, the movie is well worth your time providing a modern war documentary without superfluous editing at face value. There was certainly more to the story than what one movie could cover for a 15 month deployment.

Sebastian Junger is now moving forward with a release on a follow up film called Korengal. Tim Heatherington was killed in Libya by a mortar attack while covering the Civil War. Junger has launched a Kickstarter campaign this week in order to independently promote and release Korengal in theatres. They are already half way to their goal and we are excited to see the film. If you have a few bucks to spare, they are offering up some great items in exchange, so it is certainly not just a handout. The Producer and Director, Sebastian Junger discusses the aim of the film in the video below. You can see full details and pledge your support to help with the theatrical release at