on 21/04/2011 posted by Mikie in News, Comments (0)

In Memoriam: Tim Hetherington

Posted by Paul Rieckhoff on April 21
The IAVA family is deeply saddened by the loss today of our dear friend Tim Hetherington. Tim was not only a renowned filmmaker and photojournalist, tim_hetherington_1but also a tremendous leader, advocate and partner to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans everywhere. He was one of the few journalists willing to risk his own life to tell our toughest stories. Tim understood the harshest realities facing troops on the front lines because he stood there right alongside us in the fight. Our community has lost a brilliant journalist and a true brother. From his Oscar-nominated film Restrepo to his involvement with military and veterans charities, Tim lived his life with unparalleled passion, energy and commitment. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim’s family and friends. His legacy will live on through his historic contributions to our community and to the world at large. He never forgot us. And we’ll never forget him.

 

On April 27th, IAVA was to present Restrepo filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington with our inaugural Leadership in Entertainment Award at the Third Annual Heroes Celebration in Los Angeles. At the event, IAVA will pay special tribute to Tim’s life and legacy. For more information, click here.

Restrepo Filmmakers Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger and IAVA’s Deputy Executive Director Todd Bowers at the 2010 IAVA Heroes Gala
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