Yesterday, in our post about the death of filmmaker/photographer Tim Hetherington, we included his recent nonfiction short, DIARY. The film has been playing at festivals over the past year (including at Full Frame last weekend), and it screened at New York's Stranger Than Fiction series on February 1.
Here's Thom Powers interviewing Hetherington at the Q&A after the film:
On the Stranger Than Fiction blog, Thom also posted a eulogy for Chris Hondros, the Getty Images photographer who was also killed in yesterday's attack, someone that Powers has known for many years:
He was my favorite dinner companion, possessing a rare perspective on what’s happening in the world, but also a good listener. He was quick-witted. He liked teaching. He took interest in other people’s work. One of his last Facebook messages was to congratulate colleagues who had won awards.
He didn’t have the self-destructive bent that characterizes some war reporters. He could plan ahead. We were plotting an event in Toronto this June to show his Tahrir Square photos. He was going to get married in August. Outsiders might consider his whole profession foolhardy. But I think he considered it a privilege, albeit a dangerous one. He told an interviewer, “you see humanity at its worst, but to me it’s balanced by the fact that you also see humanity at its best. I’ve seen such examples of courage and human generosity.”