March 19 – 30
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Country: AFGHANISTAN, LIBYA, LIBERIA, UNITED KINGDOM, USA
Run Time: 77 minutes
On April 20, 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 out in the back of a pick-up truck while 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 such dramatic frontline stories as Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation. In the powerful new feature-length HBO documentary WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON, bestselling author Sebastian Junger (“The Perfect Storm,” “War”), Hetherington’s “Restrepo” co-director, traces his close friend’s work across the world's battlefields to reveal what made him such a singular talent — and remarkable human being. The 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.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:40 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Nick Quested, James Brabazon
Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger, James Brabazon
Geeta Gandbhir, Maya Mumma
New York-based writer and journalist Sebastian Junger first ventured into film with the OscarŪ-nominated documentary "Restrepo," which he shot and directed with colleague Tim Hetherington. Junger has also reported for Vanity Fair magazine, where he is a contributing editor, and won a National Magazine Award for Reporting his article, "The Forensics of War."
"Restrepo" (2010), WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON (2013)
Day and KNIGHT in Akron
Join us for a full day of CIFF38 programming in Akron on Thursday, March 27th!
Cleveland Foundation Community Day at the CIFF38
Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation on Monday, March 24th