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A Screening and Discussion with Director Sebastian Junger

Apr 09, 2013

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 Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. Thus 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 documentary Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, bestselling author Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm, War) traces his close friend’s work across the world's battlefields to reveal what made him such a singular talent. The film also illuminates the incredible risks of the combat journalists' profession, at a time when they are dying with greater frequency in war zones.

In conjunction with HBO Documentary Films, the LBJ Library presented a screening of the 77-minute documentary, followed by a conversation with director Sebastian Junger. Which Way is the Front Line From Here? debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and will make its HBO premiere on April 18.


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