A moving portrait of acclaimed wartime photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington who was killed covering the Libyan conflict in 2011, Which Way is the Frontline from Here? is directed by friend, journalist and Restrepo co-director Sebastian Junger. The film screened in official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and is set to be released in cinemas and through digital channels on 11 October and on DVD on 21st October 2012 through Kaleidoscope Entertainment.
On 20th April 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 inwhich Hetherington not only covered such 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 (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.
• WHICH WAY IS THE FRONTLINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON will be released in cinemas and through digital channels on 11 October and on DVD on 21 October
First published on the Charley’s War web site