A scene from Junger’s second documentary “Korengal.”
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Director and writer Sebastian Junger took audiences into a combat zone with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in his first documentary and goes a step further in "Korengal," delving into their psyche to explore the experience and effects of war. The film is a follow-up to his 2011 Oscar-nominated film "Restrepo," which chronicled the lives of U.S. soldiers defending a hilltop outpost in the Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan. Junger also wrote about his experiences in his 2010 book titled "War". In "Korengal," Junger questions members of Battle Company, part of the Second Battalion of the 503rd Infantry Regiment and the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, about fear, bravery, camaraderie and adrenalin rushes during combat. The soldiers also admit that despite counting the day until they can leave, they will miss the war and want to go back.
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