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2010 Sundance film festival Winning Documentary to Screen in Salford on November 2nd 2010 @ 7.30pm

October 26, 2010

‘Restrepo’

The Film is being screened as part of a nationwide new distribution model created by Dogwoof films in London, and Salford Film makers from Futureartists.co.uk have been selected to promote the film in Salford, at a non traditional screening venue.

See trailer here

Co-founder of Future Artists Mark Ashmore explains

‘Films like RESTREPO are very important, and challenge an audience, but a gritty documentary about frontline life fighting a war, is not mainstream fair, and would struggle when placed against the latest Hollywood Blockbuster, we got the call with Dogwoof films and RESTREPO after successfully marketing and distributing our own film about Soldiers returning from Afghanistan, a film called ‘Broken Britain’ which was shot in Salford in 2008, ‘Broken Britain’ Will also be screened as part of the nights film program.’

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Restrepo is a documentary focusing on a deployment of a US platoon in Afghanistan’s hostile Korengal Valley. Over the course of 15 months two film makers Tim Hetherington (winner of four World Press Photo Prizes including World Press Photo of the Year 2008 and author of upcoming book Infidel) and Sebastian Junger (author of The Perfect Storm and War) lived with the unit shadowing their every move which resulted in extraordinary footage. From spectacular combat and ambush scenes to difficult discussions with local village elders, civilian and military deaths, never before has such access been granted. Restrepo is as close as it gets to seeing what life as a soldier is really like.

Restrepo

Showing at Islington Mill November 2nd 2010,

James Street, Salford, M3 5HW @ 7.30pm

Advance Tickets £6 from http://www.futureartists.co.uk

Film Program ‘Broken Britain’ 15min – ‘Restrepo’ 90min + Q and A

Directions : http://www.islingtonmill.com


DIRECTORS’ STATEMENT

The war in Afghanistan has become highly politicized, but soldiers rarely take part in that discussion. Our intention was to capture the experience of combat, boredom and fear through the eyes of the soldiers themselves. Their lives were our lives: we did not sit down with their families, we did not interview Afghans, we did not explore geopolitical debates. Soldiers are living and fighting and dying at remote outposts in Afghanistan in conditions that few Americans back home can imagine. Their experiences are important to understand, regardless of one’s political beliefs. Beliefs can be a way to avoid looking at reality. This is reality.

–      Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger