One Platoon, One Valley, One Year

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats.

Published: [United States] : Virgil Films & Entertainment, c2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD 958.1047 RES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Hetherington, Tim
Junger, Sebastian


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Nov 04, 2014
  • real_thing rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this is real. WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 17, 2014
  • 2314Ben rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great documentary about an outpost in remote area of Afghanistan.
If you want to know about tactical decisions and firefight situations, this video will show you.

Jul 23, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a good documentary on an American outpost in Afghanistan. I thought the camera work was too zoomed in during the interviews but overall done very well. Very sad to see how young these guys are and how the rest of their lives are going to be ruined from this. I wish politicians would watch this movie before they send soldiers on useless missions.

Jul 16, 2013
  • Saphira1995 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Amazing documentary... but sad

Mar 26, 2013
  • ComJake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For a documentary this movie was good. Quite interesting gives you some insight into the war in Afghanistan.

Jan 12, 2013
  • Shakeyjake206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As close to the real thing, as you can get. Absolutely the finest movie on Afghanistan available.
SSG J.A. US Army Vet 11-B
Assassin Company
1/87th Infantry Regiment
10th Mountain Division

Oct 25, 2012
  • robsuka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I grew up with John Wayne movies, apocalpse now,deer hunter, platoon and the hurt locker. they all seem like artist interpretations now. this is not a political film but as a veteran I feel there must be a better way of using our finest and bravest people.I recommend this film.

Mar 08, 2012
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Intense and moving !..('Kev's PICkS' :..if you want to view more of this 'reality combat' ,..see "Severe Real"', the "story of 1st Lt. Mike Scotti, who filmed with a mini-cam, sharing his thoughts through entries in a battlefield journal." ; And also..."Armadillo",..which "follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009."

Oct 12, 2011
  • jlazcan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is basically a bunch of soldiers in the Korengal Valley fighting for their lives, friends and country. Sebastian Junger also wrote a book called "War" that covers his time with this platoon and making this film.

Sep 12, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A++ for the Platoon and the DVD!!!!!

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