The Oscar nominations just came out and Restrepo, Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s documentary about a deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
In honor of the nomination, we’re reposting Ward Carroll and Christian Lowe’s exclusive interview with Cpt Dan Kearney and Sgt Misha Pemble-Belkin, two soldiers featured in the film.
Some of us really expected to see a nomination for The Tillman Story, but maybe there’s an unwritten limit on the number of films about Afghanistan that get recognized in the same year.
You can check out Restrepo streaming now on Netflix. While you’re at it, check out its main Oscar competition: Exit Through the Gift Shop (also streaming) is a possibly-not-true documentary about street artists and one of the amazing things you’ll ever see about the business of art.