Following the news that filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed Wednesday in a combat zone in Libya, it was announced that his Oscar-nominated documentay “Restrepo” will have an encore airing on cable.
National Geographic Channel announced that it will run the film, a documentary on the deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET. The telecast will feature an expanded version of the movie and will include a tribute to Hetherington.
Besides its Academy Award nomination this year for best documentary feature, the movie was a Grand Prize Jury Winner at Sundance. Co-directed by Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, it focuses on a remote 15-man outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.