Sebastian Junger Almost Died for Restrepo


Adventure journalist and director Sebastian Junger wants you to know that he had a near-death experience making his most recent documentary project, Restrepo, which is now up for a Director's Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries. The Perfect Storm author said that while filming at Camp Blessing near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, he got impatient waiting for supplies. “I waited for so long that when a supply convoy went in rogue, I went along,” said Junger. “It was a two-day trip, but it was better than waiting another two weeks for a helicopter. That was the trip where I filmed my Humvee going over an IED, getting blown up. I was like, ‘Next time I’ll wait for a helicopter.’” [HR]