On April 20, 2011, shortly after the release of his Oscar®-nominated documentary “Restrepo,” photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar fire in Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. His death ended a brilliant ten-year career in which he covered such dramatic stories as the conflicts in Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation.
Illuminating the risks of the combat journalist’s profession, WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON chronicles his work on the battlefield to reveal what made him such a singular talent, and a remarkable human being. Hetherington’s close friend Sebastian Junger (“The Perfect Storm”), who co-directed “Restrepo” with him, directed the powerful documentary. The film debuts THURSDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-9:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, two days before the anniversary of Hetherington’s death.