Which Way is the Front Line From Here? | Director Sebastian Junger
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2:30pm — Prospector Square Theatre, Park City]
My film, Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?, is about the death, in combat, of my good friend and colleague Tim Hetherington. In a sense the film would not exist without the tragedy of his death, but I don’t think that’s what you are asking. I pre-sold my film rather than financing it myself — as Tim and I were forced to do with Restrepo — and I was able to hire amazing people to work with. But making a film about Tim’s death took a huge emotional toll on all of us. Every day we saw his face on the monitors and heard his voice on the speakers, and in a sense we had to live his death over and over again. I don’t think you could call that a sacrifice, but it sure as hell didn’t feel very good.