Directed by: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Staring: The 2nd Platoon in Afghanista
For this Oscar nominated documentary, directors Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger spent a year with the men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airbourne Brigade Combat Team.
This platoon of battle-weary men were in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, nicknamed the most dangerous place on earth. There are interviews with the soldiers, but the bulk of the film documents their lives, and looks at how different people cope with such horrors as are experienced in this film. It has no political agenda, seeking just to tell the story of these brave men, and how each man interacts with his fellow soldiers and how they all deal with loss and tragedy.
Since this film was released Tim Hetherington was killed in the Libyan conflict.