Which Way Is the Front Line From Here?

Apr 11, 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 a deeply personal project, and on Friday we're rebroadcasting a conversation we had earlier this year with Junger and producer James Brabazon. We talked about Hetherington's work and the job of journalists in war. (Rebroadcast)

Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington debuts on HBO on Thursday, April 18. It airs at 6 p.m. Mountain time. For more details, visit HBO's Web site.


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.