Creator of Afghanistan documentary 'Restrepo' killed in Libya
U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2009: A photo by Tim Hetherington for CNN
April 20th, 2011
06:44 PM ET

Creator of Afghanistan documentary 'Restrepo' killed in Libya

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.

Hetherington received an Academy Award nomination this year for "Restrepo," which chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. He also worked in Afghanistan two years ago with CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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  1. Mike

    I am sorry for the loss of a high quality journalists. My condolences to his family and friends.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mike

    Restrepo was perhaps the worse visual evidence of the lack of discipline and quality soldiers the US Army possesses within their ranks. Every action that was displayed in that movie showed the actions of a US Army Captain contradict the doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures that has always been taught by every branch of the military. His ability to conduct counter insurgency actions within that valley was horrible. I've been down there more than I'd like to remember back in 2004. They didn't like us then, but they were respectful because we respected them as a people. The Army, specifically that company of soldiers, failed in the Korengal.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. salerno

    Not a great loss, arguing from his work. The Restrepo was onesighted and partial.

    April 21, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |