On the Radar
The psychological experience of combat is so unique that it can only be fully understood by those who have endured it. But a new documentary offers its audience a more intimate understanding of the complicated mix of emotions – ranging from fear to an adrenaline rush – that soldiers face on the front lines.
In the new documentary “Korengal,” a sequel to the Oscar-nominated film “Restrepo,” veteran war filmmaker Sebastian Junger takes his audience to the front lines of the war in Afghanistan as seen through the eyes of a platoon of U.S. infantry soldiers in the Korengal Valley.
In his exploration into the psychological impact of deployment, Junger finds that fear is the most pervasive emotion the soldiers confront.
“They're all scared in combat. I was, everyone was,” Junger said. “The question is: Can you overcome that fear and function?”
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