Directed by Sebastian Junger
84 min | 2014 | USA | Rated R
Korengal picks up where Restrepo (Academy Award Nominee, 2010 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner) left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. Korengal explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one soldier cheers when he kills an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive him for all of the killing he has done. As one soldier grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he misses the war now that his deployment has ended and admits he would go back to the front line in a heartbeat. Every bit as intense and affecting as Restrepo, Korengal goes a step further in bringing the war into people’s living rooms back home.
Presented in Partnership with the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) and The Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy.