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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.
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)
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