FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Monday, November 29, 2010

MUST WATCH TV TONIGHT: RESTREPO: One platoon. One valley. One year.

I missed this one when it was in the theatres this past summer, so I am excited to watch (DVR) this one tonight!  May I point you to my friend Tommy Buck's excellent review of the film for a summary.  Please take a moment and click over to it.


RESTREPO is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the soldiers; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.

Read more: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/restrepo-afghan-outpost-4808#ixzz16gDobImr

1 comment:

  1. too bad I missed it - wonder when netflix will have it online