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Sundance: Life During Wartime

<I>Restrepo</I> filmmaker Sebastian Junger

By Sheri Quinn

Park City, UT – The documentary film called Restrepo premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Thursday. In 2007, filmmakers Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm, and Vanity Fair photographer Tim Hetherington embedded themselves with U.S. soldiers at the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan called Restrepo. The remote valley outpost consisted simply of sandbags and ammo. The two journalists lived alongside the soldiers doing everything with them except standing guard or firing a weapon. The film is not a commentary on war, but rather a chance for viewers to experience in 90 minutes what it feels like to be in a military platoon. Producer Sheri Quinn talked to Junger and Hetherington at the festival about their stay in this violent war zone.

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