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The Marist College chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host Sebastian Junger, best-selling author of The Perfect Storm and award-winning journalist and filmmaker, for a Jan. 29 screening of his latest film, the Afghanistan war documentary KORENGAL, which picks up where the Academy Award-nominated Restrepo left off. The screening will be followed by a Q & A/discussion session and a book signing.  

Marist College SPJ presents a special screening with filmmaker Sebastian Junger
7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29
Nelly Goletti Theatre, Marist College Student Center
Free and open to the public


From the film's website:  

KORENGAL picks up where RESTREPO left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. KORENGAL explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one soldier cheers when he kills an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive him for all of the killing he has done. As one soldier grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he misses the war now that his deployment has ended, and admits he would go back to the front line in a heartbeat. Every bit as intense and affecting as RESTREPO, KORENGAL goes a step further in bringing the war into people's living rooms back home."

Junger is the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of A Death in Belmont and Fire, as well as A Perfect Storm. As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories in Liberia, Sierra Leone and other places around the globe. He has been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism. Junger became a fixture in the national media when, as a first-time author, he commanded The New York Times best-seller list for more than three years with The Perfect Storm, which later set sales records and became a major motion picture from Warner Bros. starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

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