Restrepo gets an Academy award nomination. Let’s hope that the link to the Restrepo trailer posted back in the summer helped generate interest in, and awareness of, the film.
As soon as I heard the news (thanks to 1854 tweets from BJP), I sent Tim an email to congratulate them.
He replied: “Thanks Miranda. We’re completely thrilled. We made Restrepo with equipment we could carry on our backs in the mountains of Afghanistan, and it never crossed our minds that we might receive an Academy nomination for our work.
“We are beyond thrilled, but we feel that this recognition mostly speaks to the courage and dedication of the men of Battle Company who fought and died in the Korengal Valley.
“The nation is at war, and we wanted to bring that war into the living rooms of people across the United States in the most emotional and politically neutral way possible. It is a huge honor for us to play even a small role in the urgent national conversation about this war.”
Tim Hetherington, sent by email 25 January 2011 17:27:49