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Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger appears in the following:

What We're Fighting for in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It’s the nation’s war — our soldiers are just following orders. But they have a duty to protect each other, says filmmaker Sebastian Junger, which is what makes the alleged desertion of Sgt. Bergdahl so troubling.

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Sebastian Junger's 'Korengal'

Friday, May 30, 2014

The documentary "Korengal” is the follow up to the Oscar-nominated film “Restrepo,” which Junger co-directed with his late friend, Tim Hetherington.

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Guest Picks: Sebastian Junger

Friday, May 30, 2014

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger was on the Lopate Show May 30, 2014, to talk about his documentary "Korengal," about American soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan. He relies on whiskey for comfort.

 

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

     Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

 

What are you listening to right now?

     Them Crooked Vultures

 

What’s the last great book you read?

     The Secular Conscience by Austin Pacey

 

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

     Competitive distance running

 

What’s your favorite comfort food?

     Whiskey

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The Life and Times of TIm Hetherington

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sebastian Junger talks about directing the documentary “Which Way is the Front Line from Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” a portrait of the war photographer who in April 2011 was killed by mortar fire in Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. Junger is joined by James Brabazon, a war photographer who is featured in the documentary, and who was a friend of Hetherington. The film debuts April 18 on HBO, in conjunction with “Sleeping Soliders,” an outdoor exhibition of  Hetherington’s work at The International Center of Photography.

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Sebastian Junger and RISC

Friday, April 27, 2012

A year ago veteran war photographers Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington died of injuries sustained while covering the Libyan uprising.  When friend, colleague and fellow war reporter Sebastian Junger learned that Hetherington died of injuries that didn’t need to be fatal he founded Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues or RISC.  Junger tells Brooke why freelance journalists need the tools to save themselves and their fellow reporters on the battlefield.

 

Breton - The Commission

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Sebastian Junger on Video of Taliban Desecration

Friday, January 13, 2012

On Thursday a video showing four U.S. Marines purportedly urinating on the corpses of three dead Taliban fighters went viral on the internet. Defense secretary Leon Panetta called the behavior “utterly deplorable” and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai decried the video as “completely inhumane.” The video comes at a tense time, as the U.S. tries to foster peace talks between the Taliban and Karzai's government.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Restrepo"

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sebastian Junger, filmmaker/journalist and author of WAR, and filmmaker/photographer Tim Hetherington, discuss their film about the war in Afghanistan, "Restrepo."

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Remembering Tim Hetherington

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sebastian Junger, who co-directed the film "Restrepo" with Tim Hetherington, talks about the loss of his friend, who was killed in April while covering the conflict in Libya. He's written a remembrance of Hetherington in Vanity Fair. He’s joined by photojournalists Mike Kamber and Christopher Anderson, who were personally changed by Hetherington’s death. They’ll reminisce about Hetherington’s life, the challenges of war photography, and the close-knit community of war correspondents. They're featured in the article "You Never Forget that First Taste of War" in New York Magazine.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Restrepo"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sebastian Junger, filmmaker/journalist and author of WAR, and filmmaker/photographer Tim Hetherington, discuss their film about the war in Afghanistan, "Restrepo."

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Leonard's Questions: Sebastian Junger

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sebastian Junger revealed he is a fan of chess after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's “Restrepo”

Monday, June 21, 2010

Award-winning journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington discuss their documentary “Restrepo.” It chronicles the deployment of a platoon of American soldiers to one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan, capturing the day-to-day reality of modern warfare. “Restrepo” won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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Front Lines and Headlines: A PEN Panel on Covering War

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Deborah Amos, Philip Gourevich, Arnon Grunberg, Sebastian Junger and Daniele Mastrogiacomo talked about the role of the journalist in war for a PEN World Voices Festival panel held at Le Poisson Rouge. Listen to their conversation here.

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Sebastian Junger on War

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Journalist Sebastian Junger, journalist and author of The Perfect Storm, discusses Warhis new book about the platoon he embedded with in Afghanistan.

Events: Tonight, Sebastian Junger will be at Barnes & Noble at Union Square and on Thursday, May 13, Brian Williams interviews Sebastian Junger at the 92Y

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Underreported: What Life is Like for US Soldiers in Afghanistan

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The war in Iraq gets more headlines, but US soldiers in Afghanistan are still battling it out with the Taliban and Al Qaeda the old-fashioned way – traveling on foot, building crude bunkers, and advancing slowly. Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington joined an American platoon in the Korengal Valley, ...

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China's African Safari

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Donald H. Straszheim, vice chairman of Roth Capital Partners, a securities firm in Los Angeles, and Sebastian Junger, contributing writer to Vanity Fair and the author of The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea and more recently A Death in Belmont, on China's influence ...

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Sebastien Junger on Disaster

Saturday, November 09, 2002

Kurt Andersen and the writer Sebastian Junger talk about why our culture is drawn to the menace and beauty of natural disaster. 

Junger wrote The Perfect Storm, the best-selling nonfiction book about a Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing crew lost in an extraordinary North Atlantic hurricane. His most recent book, Fire, is ...

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Earthquake, Hurricane, Godzilla

Saturday, November 09, 2002

Kurt Andersen and writer Sebastian Junger talk about why our culture is drawn to the menace, and beauty, of natural disaster.

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