Monday, May 2, 2011

Hot Docs: Tribute RESTREPO screening May 7

As most have heard by now, on April 20, 2011 photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed while covering the current conflict in Libya. As sometimes we can feel distanced from the images we watch on screen it can be easy to forget that documentary filmmaking, especially when shooting in conflict zones, can come with great risk.

In light of this, Hot Docs has added a special screening of Oscar-nominated Restrepo, Hetherington and Sebastien Junger's documentary on the war in Afghanistan on May 7, 3:00p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Co-director Junger will be in attendance and will partake in a Q&A following the film. 

Tickets are $20 and funds will benefit a charity of the Hetherington family's choice.

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