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    April 21, 2011

    RESTREPO DIRECTOR, TIM HETHERINGTON DIED IN LIBYA

    Green Tea Movie brings a sad news from Libya. For most of us, if you have been reading about the on-going crisis in Libya, it is clear that the fightings between the rebel insurgents and those who are loyal to president Muammar Gaddafi will not coming to an end anyway soon. Since February 15, the fightings have been ensuing across the nation and now Libya is divided into two. The conflict in Libya, currently coined as 2011 Libyan Civil War has all eyes transfix on that one of the worst humanitarian and political crisis. It has claimed more than 8,000 peoples including civilians.

    April 20, 2011 will marked the darkest day in the documentary movie industry. Tim Hetherington, a British photojournalist who shot into fame for his documentary film Restrepo was died from a mortar attack while covering the front lines in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya. He is 41.

    According to the source from NY Magazine, "photographer AndrĂ© Liohn, who is currently in Libya, confirmed the death of Hetherington and Pulitzer Prize–nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros on his Facebook account (Liohn has since deleted this message while some reports on Hondros have him severely injured), adding "when they arrived [at the hospital] no one even had their names. I hope that with this post their families can get notified."

    Both photojournalist have frequently contributed to vanity Fair and a condolence statement from the magazine has been published via their Twitter:
    "All of us at Vanity Fair mourn the deaths of our own Tim Hetherington and fellow photojournalist Chris Hondros in Libya."

    Hetherington shot to fame when his war documentary with collaboration from fellow Vanity Fair contributor Sebastien Junger, Restrepo was an acclaimed hit in 2010 Sundance and went on to garner an Oscar nomination for best documentary at this year's Academy awards. The project saw the pair spending 10 months embedded with a battalion of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s dangerous Korengal Valley region.


    R.I.P. Tim Hetherington (1970 - 2011). My deepest condolences to the family of late Tim Hetherington.
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