June 18th, 2010
I received an email from Sara Terry, founder and director of The Aftermath Project, about the upcoming release of the film Restrepo, directed by Sebastian Junger (author, The Perfect Storm), and Tim Hetherington (photographer/cinematographer, four-time World Press Photo winner) who spent a year with soldiers in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. The purpose of the documentary film is to show us what our soldiers are experiencing in what is becoming a decade-long war.
I am re-posting this for one reason: as our interest in our two wars continues to wane, films about them are received poorly by the public. Therefore, they have a limited run-time in theaters. I am encouraging you to show your support for the film, the filmmakers, and the story–because this is our story.
Sara Terry included an excerpt from photographer Tim Hetherington:
“After many years, our feature-length documentary film Restrepo is finally opening on general release in US theaters from 25th June (..UK/Europe to follow..)
As you may know, the film business is precarious and the movie now needs your support at this critical time to reach as many people as possible.
You can help by viewing the trailer at:
and if you feel inclined, then please forward this link to your own mailing lists to help spread the word.
You can also sign up to support the film at our facebook page at www.facebook.com/restrepothemovie
Thanks for your help
Tim & Sebastian
Also of note from Sara Terry is the 2011 grant application for The Aftermath Project, which will be available in mid-August.
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