Alas Restrepo didn’t win the Oscar last night but they didn’t lose either. Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington have made a superb film documenting a harrowing deployment in Afghanistan. They brought a much greater awareness of the conflict to the world. Thank you to them for their sacrifice and commitment. But the war is not over for us, and as the Oscar bus party bus packs up for another year, the families and serving are still on the conveyor belt of war – the battle continues on.
Inside Job won it – a film about the most recent economic crash.
On the Restrepo facebook page they ask for us to write three words which illustrate how the film made you feel:
Make It Stop
Peace And Love
Can’t Take Anymore
Find A Solution
Daddy Is Sad
Stop The Killing
Please Help Us
Enough Is Enough
I need the war to end. The burden is too heavy. I am very tired and I am not alone. I would like to get off the bus please but alas for us that is not to be because the bus leaves again this year and we will be firmly on it…