“Restrepo” has its world television premiere, unedited and with limited commercial interruption,on Monday, November 29, 2010, at nine p.m. ET/PT. National Geographic Channel
Restrepo, the documentary that takes you to Afghanistan to observe American soldiers from the perspective of embedded journalist/filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junge... a tension-filled war documentary that takes you to the heart of the American soldiers' harrowing experiences in combat in Afghanistan, is like a nonfiction version of The Hurt Locker.
On November 16, 2010, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta of the 173rd Airborne became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. His actions occured in Afghanistan's Korengal valley during the deployment chronicled in the movie 'Restrepo'. This fourteen-minute video tells his story.
Read the complete text of Tim Hetherington's interview with Sal Giunta on Vanity Fair.