I was super excited to hear that Restrepo, the award-winning documentary about a remote outpost in Afghanistan, will be playing for free tonight in Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union Square. The screening is at 8 p.m.
The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year, rose to national attention for a second time when it’s co-director, photojournalist Tim Hetherington, was killed while covering the Libyan revolution in April.
There have been a number of documentaries made about the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but where Restrepo sets itself apart is by placing the viewer in the thick of it without judgement or explanation, where we are forced to make sense of things on our own.
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