A sequel (of a sort) to Restrepo, the 2010 documentary film by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington about combat at a firebase in Afghanistan, is being released.
The new documentary, Korengal, by Sebastian Junger attempts to contextualize the broader conflict in Afghanistan using interviews and unused footage from the earlier documentary film. Photographer Tim Hetherington was killed in the Libyan Civil War, but his footage is used in the new film.
The new film and the original documentary together provide interesting material on 21st-century combat, soldiers’ experiences of warfare, and war reporting.
NPR reports on Korengal.
Northern Illinois University students in HIST 390 History and Film: War in Film may be interested in this story.