Documentary Film: “Restrepo”
Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films. This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films “Camp Victory” and “Restrepo” both about the war in Afghanistan.
“Restrepo” is the winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and is the work of photographer/ cinematographer Tim Hetherington and the acclaimed author Sebastian Junger. The film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. Marines in the Korengal Valley. Hetherington and Junger hunker down in a remote 15 man outpost named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. This is an
entirely experiential film – no interviews with generals or diplomats – this is war, full stop.
The dates and times of “Restrepo” are:
Friday, June 18 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m.
Monday, June 21 at 4 p.m.