"a job that is so vital to human dignity and human rights."
May 8, 2013 8:37 PM   Subscribe

Last month, HBO Documentaires released "Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life And Times Of Tim Hetherington." It is a "posthumous recounting of one of the most impressive photojournalism careers to date." "'Restrepo' director has sorrowful Sundance return.

Produced by Sebastian Junger (interviewed in We Kind Of Assume We Won't Be Killed), the documentary covered "a war photographer who was more than just an adrenaline junkie." After Hetherington's death, Junger founded Reporters Instructed In Saving Colleagues, which is "dedicated to promoting the safety of freelance journalists in combat zones."

Some of Hetherington's photos

Abu Muqawama interviews Bryan Denton about the risks of photojournalism in a war zone.

Previously on MetaFilter:
Tim Hetherington Killed In Libya
posted by the man of twists and turns (3 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I just finished the HBO documentary and all I can say is:

Fuck war.

posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:19 PM on May 8, 2013

I saw this when it aired last month, and I can't recommend it too highly. It's as excellent as it is tragic.
posted by homunculus at 9:36 PM on May 8, 2013

NPR's "Fresh Air" recently aired Sebastian Junger: 'Which Way' To Turn After Hetherington's Death.

"I mean, I had a bullet impact a few inches from my head at the beginning of a firefight. We all had an experience like that. And so it was just understood by Tim and by myself that being up there meant that you were - on some level you had to be prepared that - for your own death. The understanding was that if you were going to be out there, you had to make peace with the idea that you might die." (Transcript)
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:52 AM on May 9, 2013

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