Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

by Rachel Baker on April 20, 2011

According to the NY Times:

Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated film director and conflict photographer who produced the film “Restrepo,” was killed in the besieged city of Misurata on Wednesday, and three photographers working beside him were wounded.

Also, here is the story from MSNBC: War photographer, filmmaker killed in Libya

And, here’s an interview with Hetherington

Why would I cover this on Old Musty Books?  Well, Sebastian Junger’s book, War, and the film “Restrepo”, are a direct result of the time Junger and Tim Hetherington spent in Afghanistan together.  The film, “Restrepo”, was awarded the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, and was directed by both Junger and Hetherington.

Both War and “Restrepo” are both an incredibly powerful look into what life was like for a small group of soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

If you haven’t had a chance to read War or see “Restrepo”, I highly recommend it.

Click the links for a review on War and supplemental information on Restrepo.

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