A film/Documentary about Tim Hetherington – the well known photographer who was killed in Syria – “Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” is currently available to view on BBC iPlayer for the next 22 days.
Likely UK only.
Not watched it yet but thought I’d share.
Browsing through one of the usual free London papers last week I spotted a piece reviewing a new Documentary about the War Photographer Tim Hetherington.
Most people into photography and quite a few others will be aware of him by now – he was the British Photographer who was killed while covering the Syrian conflict. He was the co director/videographer of the Restrepo film.
This documentary-film is called : “Which way is the Front line from here : The life and time of Tim Heatherington” and is by HBO.
The review seemed to be quite favourable – as have other reviews I can find.
I’ve not seen it yet and can’t find any UK showing times – so sounds like it’s something we’ll have to watch online or buy.
Correction: Just found it’s showing in Peckham and Romford: http://goo.gl/O3IaSR Which in a way is lucky – as I live in Peckham! BUT it seems to start 16:00 – and I don’t finish work until 17:30 – darn. It’s only on today (Wednesday) and Thursday. SO back to the online/purchase option.
HBO have it on their website, but not sure if it will be available outside of the UK.
The Documentary has a Facebook Page which may have more information later.
Here’s the trailer:
Who? You may ask….
And to be honest – even though I’m quite the photography fan – that was my reaction also.
I openly admit I don’t know many photography “names” and much less so current than past famous photographers. So it’s caught my attention when I’ve started to read the name of Tim Hetherington quite a bit of late – both in June’s Professional Photographer Magazine in several different articles (one about him, another about great British photographer) and just now in this article here : http://fadedandblurred.com/spotlight/photographer-spotlight-tim-hetherington/
To give you the very abridged version of why he’s made the news recently – alas Tim Hetherington was one of the journalists/photographers killed in Libya recently (20 April 2011) while covering the conflict/human rights abuses there and travelling with rebel/revolution forces.
I’m aware of the old names in this field – your Robert Capa’s and Don McCullin’s (whom I didn’t realise comes from Finsbury Park and is still alive) but not those of recent times. I only found out who Kevin Carter was after reading Bang Bang club. But is seems that Tim Hetherington has been quite the photographer, journalist and videographer – even producing a Oscar nominated film: Restrepo (!), and winning the World Press Photo competition in 2007 – something I HAVE vaguely followed
So why am I posting ? Well I guess this article just hit a chord. Partially inspiration to make a difference but also to go look up more of Tim Hetherington’s work – as well as being very talented and revered by his peers he sounded like a good person, one that wanted to make a difference to show the world what was going on. I’m not a writer so can’t write something so eloquent as that article – so I’d suggest you do go and have a read yourself – won’t take long.
In the mean time I’m going to add Restrepo to my LoveFilm list
http://www.lovefilm.com/film/Restrepo/152143/ (Trailer included)