A documentary filmmaker and photojournalist who co-directed the Oscar-nominated 2010 Afghanistan film “Restrepo” was killed Wednesday in an attack by Libyan forces on Misurata, The New York Times reported.
Tim Hetherington was killed and three other photographers were injured in the attack, apparently by a mortar or rocket-propelled grenade, according to early reports. Gravely injured were Chris Hondros, an American working for Getty, and Guy Martin, a British photographer working for Panos. Also wounded in the attack was Michael Christopher Brown, who suffered shrapnel injuries.
The group had reportedly been working near the front lines of the battle between Libyan government forces and rebel fighters for control of the strategically important city of Misurata.
Hetherington and Sebastian Junger co-directed “Restrepo,” an account of their year with the Second Platoon in an embattled region of Afghanistan. The film was nominated this year for an Academy Award as best feature documentary.