Tim Hetherington Film Nominated for Oscar

“Restrepo,” the documentary co-directed and co-produced by photographer Tim Hetherington and writer Sebastian Junger, has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The nominations for the 2011 Oscars were announced this morning in Los Angeles.

“Restrepo,” which tells the story of a platoon living and fighting in a forward operating base in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. It was released in theaters in 2010 and was also broadcast on the National Geographic Channel.

Last year’s Best Documentary Oscar went to “The Cove,” a documentary directed by photographer Louie Psihoyos, about dolphin hunting in Japan.

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  2. shahn Says:

    I saw this movie last week on netflix. It gives a very real account of what it would feel like to be with the soldiers.

    While I thought it was decent, I didnt see/feel anything that was unique compared to other documentaries. Think PBS has many documentaries that are much better but hardly get recognized.

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    Last year’s Best Documentary Oscar went to “The Cove,” a documentary directed by photographer Louie Psihoyos, about dolphin hunting in Japan.