7.8/10
542
2 user 13 critic

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013)

Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with his friend and long-term collaborator Sebastian, Tim had travelled the world ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Restrepo (2010)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney
Korengal (2014)
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Director: Sebastian Junger
Stars: LaMonta Caldwell, Miguel Cortez, Stephen Gillespie
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two journalists and two veterans examine war.

Director: Sebastian Junger
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

On February 13, 2010, American-led coalition forces launched the biggest military operation since the beginning of the Afghanistan War. Their target was the town of Marjah, a Taliban ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Wonke
McCullin (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his ... See full summary »

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris
Stars: Harold Evans, Don McCullin, Michael Parkinson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg
Stars: Nicholas Kristof, Brian Steidle
Commando: On the Front Line (TV Series 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A hard hitting ITV series that follows Royal Marines recruits from day one of training, through 32 weeks of the longest and hardest military training in the world and then to the front line in Afghanistan. A modern classic.

Severe Clear (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As part of the first wave in the War on Terror, First Lieutenant Mike Scotti (awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat "V") served on the front lines during the 21 ... See full summary »

Director: Kristian Fraga
Stars: Mike Scotti
The War Tapes (2006)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.

Director: Deborah Scranton
Stars: Zack Bazzi, Duncan Domey, Ben Flanders
The Kill Team (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary that unveils the moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal story: Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Krauss
Stars: Adam Winfield, Christopher Winfield, Emma Winfield
Cartel Land (2015)
Documentary | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman
Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Enrique Peña Nieto
Dirty Wars (2013)
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley
Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Anderson ...
Himself
Peter Bouckaert ...
Himself
James Brabazon ...
Himself
Guillermo Cervera ...
Himself
Alistair Hetherington ...
Himself
...
Himself
Victoria Hetherington ...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Himself
Andre Liohn ...
Himself
Jason Mace ...
Himself
Daniel Meadows ...
Himself
Katie Orlinsky ...
Herself
Dante Paradiso ...
Himself
Marcus Rose ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with his friend and long-term collaborator Sebastian, Tim had travelled the world documenting conflicts in Afghanistan, Liberia and Libya among other locations. Best known for their 2010 film 'Restrepo' which was nominated for an Academy Award, the two strived to capture the humanity within conflict situations and with their images they focused on the individuals involved and their experiences of the violence surrounding them. Unfortunately, in 2011 Tim was killed by a mortar blast and this film is a tribute and celebration of the legacy he has left behind and includes Sebastian conducting interviews with those who knew Tim best. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Release Date:

11 October 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Como Chego na Linha de Frente? A Vida de Tim Hetherington  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Land of Anaka
Written & Performed by Geoffrey Oreyma
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
'Tim is just Tim'
3 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film was an expert insight into the 'life and time' of Tim Hetherington, created by good friend and collaborator Sebastian Junger. As well as giving invaluable information about arguably the most talented photo-journalist of his generation, the film shows Hetherington as who he was, not what he was. There was a beautiful quote from James Barabazon saying 'He was just Tim… its very hard to find that'; and this is the key message of the film, Hetherington wasn't political or war orientated, he was a humanitarian trying to make the world a better place. Other photo-journalists capture what they see, Hetherington captures what the audience needs to see to bring humanity to the situation and try and make a change. Instead of being a traditional documentary, it felt like an adapted screenplay because of the emotional story, which if you knew nothing about Hetherington before, you would feel the world still needs his photographs to comment on the latest human tragedies. It feels as if he brings clarity to photography, his new ideas about sleeping soldiers and bravely breaking barriers seem so right, but they were very much is unique traits in the medium, and its such a sadness to loose such a brilliant personality as Hetherington. The film showed an unedited visual of the photo-journalist; Hetherington speaking how he felt about what he stood for, it didn't just show what he stood for, but who he was as well and how everyone felt the same way.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great FILM mrmanifest71

Contribute to This Page