The photojournalist Tim Hetherington died last week in Libya along with Getty photographer Chris Hondros. In his stirring tribute, Anderson Cooper mentioned this short film Tim made a few months ago, Diary 2010. I watched this morning while I drank my coffee. It's 19 minutes long. I began it reluctantly thinking I couldn't possibly watch for 19 whole minutes. But I sat here at my computer with the video in full screen and watched. It's about war obviously, but the way it was shot is so poignant, so raw, so beautiful. If you ever think about documenting your world via video this film will inspire you. It is masterfully done. The NY times' LENS wrote a good article about Diary 2010. Huffington Post, where the photo below came from, also ran a piece.
Now I want to see Restrepo, the critically acclaimed winning documentary he made with Sebastian Junger. If you don't have 19 minutes I totally get it! But if you watch Diary 2010 let me know what you think in the comments. It's the sort of film you want to talk about after viewing. There's the content, but also the artistry. Thoroughly engrossing.