An award-winning war photojournalist and filmmaker, Tim Hetherington was considered by many to be one of the most impactful visual artists of recent times. At 40 years old and after years of covering conflicts from Liberia to Afghanistan he met his untimely death from a mortar blast in Libya in 2011.
Renowned for the rare intimacy he achieved with those he captured on camera, Hetherington's work sought a quieter reflection on the human experience of war. In 2010, shortly before his death, Hetherington made the Oscar-nominated film RESTREPO, which explored his fascination with how war creates powerful bonds between men and the terrifying normality of conflict for soldiers.
Through interviews with family and friends, personal footage, and Hetherington's unique archive of visual imagery, his RESTREPO co-director, Sebastian Junger, pays fitting tribute to a respected friend and colleague. Affectionate without being sentimental, Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? gracefully captures the curiosity, compassion and empathy that underpin Tim Hetherington's extraordinary work.
Producer James Brabazon will join us for a post-screening Q&A.
James Brabazon is a frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker; a friend and colleague of Tim Hetherington as well as the producer of this film. Based in London, he has travelled in over seventy countries, investigating, filming and directing in the world's most hostile environments. He has made over thirty international current affairs films broadcast by the BBC, Channel 4, CNN, and the Discovery Channel, winning awards including the Rory Peck Trust Sony International Impact Award 2003 and the IDA Courage Under Fire Award 2004.
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"Which Way is the Front Line is more than a chronicle of a life and a brilliant ten-year career cut short at age 40. It's also a strangely beautiful insight into one man's distinctive way of looking at and experiencing war." - Hollywood Reporter