Restrepo by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington

1 Dec

Restrepo is a documentary about the army men who were in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan.  The Korengal Valley is considered on of the most dangerous areas of combat in Afghanistan, so the documentary was a very raw and candid look at the great sacrifices our servicemen do for our country.  I do not think I have ever seen such a first hand look at what war has been like since Restrepo, the men living in harsh conditions 24/7 are constantly on the watch for opposing fire, and see death on a daily basis.  Restrepo showed a couple of scenes where they would have meetings with local Afghani elders, which was interesting to see.  The documentary struck close to home since my brother-in-law came back from his deployment in Afghanistan this past year, so it was like I got to see a glimpse of the things he has to deal with, which are extremely difficult and severe.  We take for granted all the freedoms and comfort we have here in the United States, so it was a very humbling documentary of how another part of the world lives and how our servicemen live.

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