Korengal picks up where Restrepo 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. Director Sebastian Junger joins us for a conversation on what went into the decision to revisit the men and the story that began during his year long collaboration with journalist and co-director of Restrepo, Tim Hetherington.
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“Korengal” is a collective meditation on military life by many of the same men, looking back on their time in Afghanistan.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Sebastian Junger delivers a worthy companion piece to ‘Restrepo’ with this more reflective dispatch from the front lines of Afghanistan.” – Justin Chang, Variety
“[As] a sequel [to Restrepo], the film provides an illuminating counterpoint […] unpacking “survival” as a process, where it was previously just a noun.” – David Ehrlich, Dissolve