London’s Frontline Club screens Hetherington and Junger’s ‘Restrepo’
August 22, 2012 Leave a comment
Nestled behind Paddington station in West London, the Frontline Club is where journalists, academics and wannabe hacks congregate. It’s one of London’s most vibrant media hubs – you’re just as likely to come across a veteran reporter enjoying a drink in between assignments abroad as you are to bump into bright-eyed freelancers keen to gain some experience.
Tonight the Frontline Club is screening ‘Restrepo’, a documentary made by one of the club’s founding members, Tim Hetherington, who was tragically killed in Libya last year.
It was filmed while Hetherington and co-director Sebastian Junger were embedded with the US Army in the deadly Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, on assignment for Vanity Fair. Told through the voices of US soldiers living on the edge, Restrepo explores the human cost of war and the harrowing duty that is serving abroad when every step is marred by bombs and bullets.
Directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
Duration: 93 mins
2011 Oscar Nominated
2010 Winner Grand Jury Prize Documentary Sundance
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2 1QJ
6:30pm seating, 7.30pm start
For more information, visit the Frontline Club website
A version of this article originally appeared in LeCool magazine