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Friday, January 28, 2011

Afghanistan War Documentary ‘Restrepo’ Nominated For Oscar

Sergeant Brendan O'Byrne of Second Platoon, Battle Company awaits for a helicopter supply drop at Outpost Restrepo, in the Korengal Valley, Kunar Priovince, Afghanistan. (© Outpost Films/ 2010 Tim Hetherington, from the award winning documentary, "Restrepo.")

Sergeant Brendan O'Byrne of Second Platoon, Battle Company awaits for a helicopter supply drop at Outpost Restrepo, in the Korengal Valley, Kunar Priovince, Afghanistan. (© Outpost Films/ 2010 Tim Hetherington, from "Restrepo.")

One of the films nominated for an Oscar this week is “Restrepo,” the powerful documentary that chronicles the tour of duty for American soldiers at the Outpost Restrepo, in a remote part of Afghanistan.

The film, which is up for Best Documentary, was directed by journalist Sebastian Junger and Photographer Tim Hetherington, and it will be shown on the National Geographic Channel on February 2. The film features Army Capt. Dan Kearney, with whom we spoke last year.


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