At the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, a screening of Restrepo, a documentary about a platoon of U.S. soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
Based on reporting for Vanity Fair, "Restrepo" won the Grand Jury Prize for the best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The screening will begin at 5:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. there will be a discussion with filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Junger is a journalist and author of the books "The Perfect Storm" and "War," which is based on his reporting from Afghanistan. Hetherington is an award-winning photographer and author of "Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold." The discussion will be moderated by Paul Elie, senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and adjunct professor in the Graduate Writing Program of the School of the Arts at Columbia University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma; Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; and Columbia-SIPA Veterans Association.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall, Journalism Building, 3rd Floor
New York City, NY
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