Aus aktuellem Anlass zum Gedenken an den vor einer Woche in Misrata,
Libyen getöteten Fotografen und Filmemacher Tim Hetherington zeigen
wir seinen Film Restrepo.

Mittwoch den 27.04.2011, 20.00 Uhr
Ort: Melhus-Klasse

Restrepo ist ein amerikanischer Dokumentarfilm über den
Afghanistankrieg aus dem Jahre 2010. Darin begleiten der amerikanische
Journalist Sebastian Junger und der britische Fotograf Tim
Hetherington amerikanische Soldaten der 173. US-Luftlandebrigade als
eingebettete Journalisten bei ihrem Einsatz auf einem Außenposten im
afghanischen Korengal-Tal.

Restrepo ist ein nach dem in der Nähe gefallenen Soldaten Juan
Restrepo benannter Außenposten der US-Armee im afghanischen Korengal-
Tal, einer Hochburg der Taliban und Al-Qaida. Über ein Jahr hinweg
begleiten die Regisseure Sebastian Junger und Tim Hetherington im Film
ein Platoon von 15 Soldaten der 173. US-Luftlandebrigade bei ihrem
Einsatz in Restrepo und zeigen dabei den durch Feuergefechte geprägten
Alltag der Truppe. Es kommen weder Diplomaten oder Generäle zu Wort,
der Zuschauer erfährt nur, was die Soldaten in diesem Jahr erleben und
wie sie mit ihren Erlebnissen nach der Rückkehr von ihrem Einsatz


Gewinner bester Dokumentarfilm Sundance Film Festival 2010
National Board of Review Award 2010 in der Kategorie Bestes Regiedebüt.
Oscar-Nominierung 2011 in der Kategorie Bester Dokumentarfilm


Tim Hetherington was born in Liverpool, UK. He studied literature at
Oxford University and later returned to college to study
photojournalism. He lives in New York and is a contributing
photographer for Vanity Fair magazine.
His interest lies in creating diverse forms of visual communication
and his work has ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster
exhibitions, to handheld device downloads. Known for his long-term
documentary work, Tim lived and worked in West Africa for eight years
and has reported on social and political issues worldwide.

His project Healing Sport was published by Thames and Hudson as part
of group project Tales of a Globalizing World (Thames & Hudson 2003).
Long Story Bit By Bit:Liberia Retold (Umbrage Editions 2009) narrates
recent Liberian history by drawing on images and interviews made over
a five year period. A new book, Infidel (Chris Boot Ltd 2010), about a
group of US soldiers in Afghanistan, continues the examination of
young men and conflict.

As a film maker, he has worked as both a cameraman and director/
producer. He was a cameraman on Liberia: an Uncivil War (2004) and The
Devil Came on Horseback (2007), and his directorial debut film
Restrepo about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, was awarded the
Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. His most recent
film Diary is a highly personal experimental short currently playing
at film festivals.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fellowship from the
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (2000-4), a
Hasselblad Foundation grant (2002), four World Press Photo prizes
including the World Press Photo of the Year 2007, the Rory Peck Award
for Features (2008), and an Alfred I. duPont award (2009).

Tim Hetherington was tragically killed on 20th April 2011 while
covering the conflict in Libya.

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One Response to RESTREPO

  1. I’m from Berlin, Germany, and a lot of individuals right here are actually ashamed that Germany is not struggling together with NATO in Libya. We would not comprehend the mindset of our government. In the matter of the armed forces, Germany is solely ridiculous.

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