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Nat Geo Channel Grabs Afghanistan Doc

Jan 19, 2010  •  Post A Comment

National Geographic Channel has acquired exclusive global broadcast rights to a feature-length documentary about U.S. troops on the frontlines in Afghanistan, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

"Restrepo," which will premiere on the opening night of the Sundance festival, is based on Sebastian Junger’s latest book, called “War,” and comes from Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington.

Theatrical rights have yet to be sold. The move is expected to air on Nat Geo in the fall.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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