Thursday, April 21, 2011

Moving video diary

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

This is a 20 minute experimental film released a few months ago by Tim Hetherington, the director of Restrepo who was just killed in Libya.

It is a compilation of his personal footage meant as an attempt to show people what it was like to move between life in the war zones in which he was working and life in the industrialized west.

It is unnerving.

I can't help but ask myself - what motivated him to continue reporting? Was he a pioneer for humanity whose goal was to uncover the truth? An advocate for hope?

Doesn't everything else seem trite against the backdrop of war?


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