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Q&A: Sebastian Junger on “Which Way is the Front Line From Here?”

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By Craig Hubert | On April 20, 2011, celebrated photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in the city of Misrata, covering the Libyan civil war. A new HBO documentary, “Which Way is the Frontline From Here?” opens with footage of this day, the last chilling moments of the photographer’s life as he travels with a group of photographers deep into the war zone. Filmmaker Sebastian Junger, a well-regarded journalist, knows this moment, and its subject, well. Junger and Hetherington collaborated on “Restrepo,” the Sundance award-winning chronicle of a 15-month deployment of a platoon in the Korengal Valley of northeast Afghanistan, widely known as one of the most dangerous places on earth, and it’s clear that they developed a close working relationship and a deep friendship. Combining footage from Hetherington’s life as well as interviews with friends, family members, and loved ones, the film presents a moving portrait of an artist willing to take risks to explore the human side of war. [Read the full interview interview with Sebastian Junger here]

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