Sunday, February 13, 2011


A war doc has to be really good for me to feel like it's a notch above a really good Frontline episode. This one did that for me. If you have any interest at all in the war in Afghanistan, this is a must see.

The film is about a platoon in the Korengal Valley, known as the deadliest spot in Afghanistan. Their mission is to take the high ground in the valley and build a small base so they can control the valley. They fairly quickly take the necessary spot (and name the outpost after a fallen buddy) but it only gets worse from there.

The battle scenes are intense, the cinematography great, and the interviews illuminating. All told, this is a very good documentary.

And speaking of great and disturbing Frontline docs about Afghanistan, it doesn't get crazier than this one.

Directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington


Ivanomartin said...

that frontline episode is straight up bonkers. i watched that several months ago.

youthlarge said...

Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya today.