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Battle Company: Korengal 2014

Picking up where Restrepo left off... the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Starring:
Sebastian Junger
Runtime:
1 hour, 24 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Sebastian Junger
Starring Sebastian Junger
Studio Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Sebastian Junger's book WAR is an insightful, moving, and incredibly well-crafted bit of neck-deep-in-the-action war reporting. I was actually in the middle of that book, and decided I'd better go and get faces to put with all the names - as well as a visual image of OP Restrepo, and the whole Korengal Valley (both more severe and unforgiving than I was able to guess). And, overall, I was far from disappointed. Over 2.3 million Americans have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A) You're probably not one of them, and B) few saw such unceasing combat in such remote and unforgiving terrain as the remarkable young men of 2nd Platoon, Battle Company, of the 173rd Airborne. For both of those reasons, this documentary is probably an excellent and important way for you to spend 84 minutes of your life. That it's also filled with such powerful human drama (and rollicking firefights!) is a great bonus.
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To get the most from this video you need to have read the book by Sebastian Junger called 'War'. It complements the book putting faces, places and terrain in perspective. They should really be sold together, having said that the book alone is worth a read, sooner them than me!
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I just haven't seen a doc like this before. One that gets so close to soldiers out in the field in so harsh circumstances. I watched and loved Restrepo (the first film) so i was keen to know if the follow up would stand up against it and it certainly does. You don't just see soldiers out 'flighting', they are man-managing, fighting boredom, grieving over fellow soldiers, playing golf! and all trying to keep it together in a rough, really rough part of the country stuck in an unforgiving valley.
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This DVD is a perfect companion to the documentary RESTREOP.

If you enjoyed that documentary and other works by Tim Heathrington or Sebastian Junger you will enjoy this.
It gives you more insight into the lives of the soldiers while serving out in Afghanistan, and feels more personal then Restrepo as you get to see more of the soldiers and their personalities and how they feel and keep themselves entertained during the hours of non-action.

You see that these are men (some no more than boys) doing what they can to stay alive and stop themselves and each other form going insane.
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An excellent film of life on the front line for the modern day soldier showing the stress and boredom that soldiers have to contend with.
With an equal amount of humor and sadness this is the movie to watch. Don't miss it.
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Received promptly and as advertised. Not the best dvd about Afghanistan I've seen and doesn't really show what life is like there at all. I appreciate that the film maker can't/ouldn't get every minute detail in, but it was pretty lightweight in effect. Restrepo is a lot better and more hard hitting in my opinion, and for close up action, I'd recommened Ross Kemp as he does seek to enable the viewer to learn a bit more about the men who fought there.
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Despite Battle Company: Korengal being constructed from the stuff that didn't fit into the excellent preceding documentary Restrepo, it isn't inferior in any way. Instead it allows the film makers more time to gain a better, deeper insight into how the conflict has impacted upon these young men and introduces several new soldiers whose views and experiences weren't represented in Restrepo.
This additional content along with substantial new vision keeps the narrative fresh and punctuates the other soldiers stories that we're already familiar with.
Battle Company: Korengal is the perfect companion piece to Restrepo, in fact I consider this as part two of an extraordinary document of exploring young men at war. It's just as valid and just as powerful as the Academy Award nominated Restrepo.
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A fairly frank look at soldiers and life on the front line of Afghanistan.
There seems to be an honesty about what the soldiers feel and about how they pass the time in between patrols and what they think they can achieve.
They are aware that the villagers who turn up for food and clothing in the morning are the same ones who will shoot at them in the afternoon but also understand the dangers that the villagers face from Taliban reprisals.
No answers but an interesting look at something most of us would never want to do but glad that someone is.
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