Jan. 28, 2013 by Wesleyan Alumni Community
In an effort to explore his friend and fellow journalist Tim Hetherington’s final hours, Sebastian Junger ’84 recorded interviews with family and friends, and the result is an HBO documentary that premiered at Sundance yesterday.
“Tim Hetherington’s most acclaimed assignment took him from a remote US Army outpost in Afghanistan to the Oscars.
“In April 2011, the British-born photojournalist attended the Academy Awards with Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm. Restrepo, their film chronicling the lives of a platoon of soldiers stationed in the Korengal Valley near the border with Pakistan, had been nominated in the Best Documentary category. Less than two months later, Hetherington was dead.
“He bled to death on his way to hospital after being hit by shrapnel from a mortar blast in the Libyan city of Misrata. …
“In an attempt to find out more about Hetherington’s last hours, Junger began talking to friends and recording these interviews.”
Image: via the BBC.
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