Restrepo Director Killed in Libya


Tim Hetherington, who co-directed, with Sebastian Junger, the acclaimed documentary Restrepo, was killed today in Misrata. In his last Twitter communique, Hetherington wrote: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO." CNN has details:

Tim Hetherington, an esteemed photojournalist and an Oscar nominee for a gritty and harrowing documentary about the Afghan war, was killed in the war-torn Libyan city of Misrata, the president of the agency that represented him said Wednesday.

Other photographers were reportedly hurt in the incident that killed him. Panos Pictures, which employed Hetherington, confirmed that the photographer's family had been notified.

"We're still trying to figure out front lines or house," said CSPR agency president Cathy Saypol in reference to where he was when killed. "The only thing we know is that he was hit by an RPG with the other guys." An RPG is a rocket-propelled grenade.

The Restrepo trailer: