Sundance 2013: Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?

Jan 22, 2013

  Tim Hetherington preferred "image-maker" over photographer to describe what he did in war zones. He wanted to capture personal moments in the midst of chaos, and the result was stunning work as seen in the documentary "Restrepo." But weeks after attending the Oscars with the film, Hetherington was killed by mortar fire in Libya. In trying to understand the tragic death, his co-producer Sebastian Junger found himself making a documentary. It's part of Sundance, and Wednesday, Junger and producer James Brabazon join Doug to talk about Hetherington's work and the job of journalists in war.

Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? is playing in the Doc Premieres category at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.


The Julie Nester Gallery presents photographs by Tim Hetherington.  The exhibition consists of photographs taken in Liberia and Afghanistan and will be on view through January 30th.  1280 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, Utah. [Map]

Whicy Way Is The Front Line From Here? premieres April 18, 2013 on HBO.

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.


Sebastian Junger is a writer, journalist and filmmaker. “Restrepo” marked his film debut. Junger’s books include WARThe Perfect StormFire and A Death in Belmont.

James Brabazon is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He filmed with the LURD rebel group over a two-year period for the documentary projects "Liberia: A Journey Without Maps" and "Liberia - An Uncivil War," on which he collaborated with his friend Tim Hetherington. He is the author of the memoir My Friend the Mercenary, which recounts his experiences of the Equatorial Guinea coup plot.