Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

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On April 20th, 2011, shortly after the release of his documentary ‘Restrepo’ - and only six weeks after attending the Oscar ceremony as a nominee - photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar fire in the city of Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. He bled to death in the back of a pick-up truck, being raced to the hospital, comforted by a Spanish photojournalist who was holding his hand and trying to keep him awake. Those moments ended a brilliant ten year career in which Hetherington not only covered dramatic frontline stories such as Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation. Sebastian Junger (author of ‘The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea’ and ‘War’), co-director on Hetherington’s ‘Restrepo’, traces the work of his close friend across the world’s battlefields to reveal what made him such a singular talent. This moving and powerful film also illuminates the incredible risks of the combat journalists' profession, at a time when they are dying with greater and greater frequency in war zones.
Starring Chris Anderson, Peter Bouckaert, James Brabazon
Director Sebastian Junger