This is a gripping video filmed by co-directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington of “Restrepo” and a good example of journalists getting out of the way and letting the story unfold.
The 14-minute video is the story of Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta of the 173rd Airborne and his actions in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.
While watching this, note camera angles and how the after-action interviews tell the story putting context to the action that Giunta was involved in. He received the Medal of Honor for his action at this time.
On a side note, in an interview with Joshua Kors, Junger said they were unable to find a sponsor for this film. It is reminder that coverage of the military and getting the story out to the public — even a Medal of Honor story — is a hard-fought battle as well.