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Video – What’s Behind the Name of Oscar-Nominated Doc Restrepo?

Most Oscar-nominated films aren’t dangerous to make, but that’s not always the case in the Best Documentary category. Case in point: Restrepo, nominated for Best Documentary Feature alongside Exit Through the Gift Shop, GasLand, Inside Job, and Waste Land. In making their chilling documentary, first-time directors Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (the best-selling author of The Perfect Storm) spent a year on the ground with a platoon of American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan’s most dangerous area. In a new video, the directors sit down with AMC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff to talk about who Juan Sebastian Restrepo is and why their documentary, as well as an outpost in Afghanistan, is named after him.

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