A moving portrait of war photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who died covering the conflict in Libya in 2011.
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 Restrepoco-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.