Restrepo Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya (Video)
This is really tragic, awful news, and I'm actually quite choked up as I write this. Vanity Fair is reporting that Tim Hetherington, one of the directors of the amazing, Oscar-nominated war documentary Restrepo, has been killed. According to VF (where Hetherington was a contributing photographer) Hetherington was killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack in Libya. Human Right's Watch's Peter N. Bouckaert told VF at about 10:30 a.m. PDT:
Hetherington was in Libya to cover the conflict there. He Tweeted yesterday:
According to Hetherington's own website, he was born in Liverpool, England and was living in New York at the time of his death. He was just 41-years-old.
If you haven't seen Restrepo yet, now may be the time. The film is a incredibly moving, gut-wrenching documentary about a group of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Hetherington and co-director Sebastian Junger risked their lives to tell the story of these brave young men. Perhaps it is the perfect tribute to Hetherington. Below is a clip of Hetherington and Junger discussing Restrepo: