By Caryn James | James on Screens April 25, 2011 at 1:30AM
In honor of Tim Hetherington, the photojournalist killed while covering the violence in Libya last week, tonight the National Geographic Channel will show Restrepo, the Oscar-nominated film he co-directed with Sebastian Junger. The film is an extraordinary, visceral document based on a year the journalists spend embedded with U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2007.
The filmmakers never intrude in this work but you feel their presence, as their handheld cameras take us into the lives and experiences of the soldiers without any danger to us and, as we have been reminded, at great risk to themselves.
Along with the film, (9 ET) National Geographic will include a tribute to Hetherington.