Diary (2010) by Tim Hetherington. Arresting.
I have always wanted to give a voice to my subjects. That’s really important for me. It’s their reality, and I’m mediating it for the public. And I understand that.
Tim Hetherington in an interview with NewsHour in 2010. There are several reports that the photographer and filmmaker has been killed in Libya. This attitude was one of my favorite parts about his documentary Restrepo. What a loss.
Restrepo. This is as depressing as you’d expect. It’s also some ballsy filming, tastefully done. I’m really glad the film kept its focus on the on-the-ground experience without straying into speechy political analyst territory. People who weren’t there don’t get to talk.
Restrepo — A Film by Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington. Good-looking documentary. I hadn’t heard of this one. Ebert says ★★★★.