On April 20, 2011, shrapnel from a mortar killed British photographer Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros and a number of Libyan rebel fighters who the men were embedded with.

Hetherington, just 40 at the time, was quickly becoming regarded as one of the world's best wartime photographers. He covered numerous conflicts in West Africa all through the late 1990s and early 2000s, but it was his work in Afghanistan with writer Sebastian Junger that was turning heads. The duo's documentary Restrepo, which saw them embedded with a U.S. platoon in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley nabbed the pair an Oscar nomination and made the two of them close friends.

Now, some two years after Hetherington's death, Junger and a number of Hetherington's colleagues are paying tribute to him with Which Way Is The Front Line From Here, a documentary that looks at Hetherington's singular body of work and his life.

"He was a storyteller. A camera was one tool, a video camera another, audio was another," Sebastian Junger told The Huffington Post Canada in an interview.

Junger explained that he wanted to make the film not just to pay tribute to Hetherington but also to ensure that more of his work was seen "because he wasn't around to do it." The film also shows the great lengths and danger Hetherington took to get his images but also the intense humanity behind his work.

There's footage, shot by fellow photographer and the documentary's producer James Brabazon, of Hetherington in some very close calls while covering a rebel uprising in Liberia. There's also the outtakes from 'Restrepo' that showed just how close Hetherington and Junger got to the U.S. soldiers that were their subjects.

"He got better pictures if he was super engaged with people. He did that with or without a camera. He engaged with everybody," Junger explains. And the documentary shows Hetherington's open hearted approach to the world. Documenting children at a Sri Lankan school he playfully cajoles the children while taking their portraits. Later you see him on a beach getting rudimentary Tamil lessons from fisherman before snapping their photos. The documentary makers interview a former Liberian rebel who remembers the "tall, handsome" Hetherington and his bravery under fire.

But the big question that haunted much of Hetherington's work was an old question that remains unanswered: What attracts young men to war. It tinges much of his work in Africa, it's a constant presence in 'Restrepo' and his work in Afghanistan and it may have been what drove him to Libya as well.

Junger's documentary isn't his only tribute to his friend Hetherington. Over the last few years, Junger has also set up RISC (Reporters Instructed In Saving Colleagues), a free course designed for those reporters who risk their lives getting stories from the world's conflict zones. The course has trained a few dozen journalists so far, Junger wants to train many, many more. Hetherington suffered a severed femoral artery in that attack in Libya and bled out on the back of a pickup truck and his life may have been saved if one of his colleagues knew basic battlefield medicine.

"They get the training that combat medics in the U.S. military," Junger said. The training is also free, funded by donations, and aimed at freelancers, men like Hetherington who don't always have the institutional support of large newsrooms or media organizations and are often covering conflicts with little or no support. "[Freelancers are] the most underserved, undertrained," Junger points out. "That's where journalism gets its troops from," he said.

Which Way Is The Front Line From Here will have its Canadian Premiere on April 26 at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, there will be additional screenings on April 27 and May 4. James Brabazon, the film's producer and a friend of Hetherington's will be holding Q&As after the screenings on April 26 and 27.

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