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Sebastian Junger’s Afghanistan Documentary Picked Up by National Geographic Films

In the documentary trailer embedded above (with NSFW language), journalist and author Sebastian Junger joined British photographer Tim Hetherington in one of the deadliest war zones on earth. Together, they created Restrepo–the winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival documentary grand jury prize.

Thompson on Hollywood reports that National Geographic Films will bring Restrepo to theaters in July. Junger turned the material into an upcoming book entitled War. It is scheduled for a May 11th release.

Here’s more from the article: “Hetherington and Junger visited the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan ten times, five each and shot 150 hours of footage. The two men held their own with a battle company of 15 U.S. soldiers in the toughest Afghanistan mountain terrain … The footage shows a platoon of army soldiers under almost constant attack from Taliban fighters in the mountains who they never see–until one horrific campaign … You’ve never seen fighting like this. Ever.”

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