'Restrepo' director Hetherington killed in Libya


Tim Hetherington

Some sad news out of Libya. Tim Hetherington, director of “Restrepo,” was killed in Misrata today.

He was a British citizen and a veteran photographer best known for his recent film “Restrepo,” which followed 2nd Platoon, Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, of the 503rd Infantry Regiment’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

Hetherington and three other journalists were involved in a rocket-propelled grenade attack that also left left two injured. One of the injured victims had life-threatening injuries.

In the late ’90s, Hetherington spent a good deal of time in the west African nation of Liberia, covering the ongoing conflict there and in the surrounding region.

Read more from the New York Times.


Below is a video of Hetherington and his partner in making “Restrepo,”  Sebastian Junger, speaking about the film.



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