Tuesday, September, 16, 2014

KORENGAL: This Is What War Feels Like, Screening, New America, Washington


KORENGAL: This Is What War Feels Like

A Private Screening to Benefit Veterans Community Group
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Directed and produced by best-selling author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger, KORENGAL picks up where the Academy Award®-nominated documentary RESTREPO left off. The film tells the gripping story of Battle Company 2/503 of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and their time in the remote Korengal Valley, the epicenter of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan at the time (2007-2008). With new, never-before-seen footage from Afghanistan, as well as post-deployment interviews with the soldiers, KORENGAL gives audiences an intimate view of what it means to be at war — and to come home from war.

Hosted by New America, the event will kick off with a reception at 5:30pm. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the President and CEO of New America, will introduce the film, which will be screened at 6:15. Following the conclusion of the screening, filmmaker Sebastian Junger will join New America Vice President Peter Bergen and other experts on stage for a discussion about the film.

In addition to raising awareness about the experiences of combat veterans, the event will benefit Team RWB and its community-based programs for veterans. Donations are optional and proceeds will go to supporting programs, such as the Veteran Ambassador Program, Veteran Athletic Camps, and a Leadership Development Program, which give both veterans and the communities they live in the tools they need to reintegrate into all aspects of civilian life.
To donate to Team RWB, please click here.

Team Red, White and Blue is a national non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity. Team RWB employs a community-based approach that engages veterans in communities where they live, supporting more than 30,000 veterans in 70 official Team RWB communities throughout the country.


President and CEO, New America
Featured Speakers:
Sebastian Junger
Director and Producer, RESTREPO

Congressman Jim McDermott
Member of Congress, Washington State 7th District

Blayne Smith
Executive Director, Team RWB

Peter Bergen
Vice President, Director of Studies, New America