Live stream recording - Sunday 2 february 2014 - 13.03 CET
Film introduction by Iain Levine, Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.
"Which Way is the Frontline From Here?" is a film about photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) and his search for the humanity within armed conflict. He collaborated on several missions with Human Rights Watch. During the filming of the Academy Award nominated film ‘Restrepo’ with documentary maker Sebastian Junger, Hethering was looking not just for action, but also concentrated on the many smaller and seemingly insignificant moments that make a war human. Hetherington showed people the personal stories that hid behind newspaper headings. In every task he showed a deep understanding of human experiences, and a lively sense of how visual images can be used to influence social change. The images he took during the civil war in Liberia and Libya provoke a unique sense of intimacy, which contrasts sharply with the violence surrounding it. Despite spending most of his life travelling to the very centre of armed conflicts and wars, Hetherington is looking for truth instead of adventure.
What is the responsibility of journalists and researchers in conflict areas, and how far do they go in their search for the truth?
VIDEO 1: Film introduction by Iain Levine, Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.
VIDEO 2: Panel discussion with Lama Fakih, Syria and Libanon researcher at Human Rights Watch, photographer Roger Anis (Egypt) and Nicole le Fever (NOS). Moderator Joost de Vries (De Groene Amsterdammer).
Second Human Rights Weekend at De Balie, Amsterdam