Tim Hetherington Film Club to launch at Farm Street
After a two year hiatus, the film club at Farm Street will relaunch on Tuesday 19th November in the Parish Hall. The new club has been named in honour of Stonyhurst alumnus and photojournalist, Tim Hetherington, who was targeted and killed by Gaddafi forces in Misrata while covering the Libyan Civil War in 2011.
The first film to be shown (at 19:00 on Tuesday 19th November) will be Which Way Is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Death of Tim Hetherington. Directed by Tim's friend and long-term collaborator, Sebastian Junger, the film charts Tim's career from photography student at Newport College in Wales to covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Liberia and Libya. Tim and Sebastian would go on to make the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo (Tim was killed just six weeks after attending the Oscars as a nominee). The documentary is a powerful and moving portrait of Tim and his search for humanity in the chaos of war.
We are honoured that Tim’s mother, Judith, has given her blessing to the film club: "Every single thing connected with Tim seems to have its own strong power and presence. I feel he is still with us, 'still kicking', as someone said to me. I am therefore pleased to announce the Tim Hetherington Film Club at Farm Street."
Fr Dominic Robinson, Parish Priest, said: "I am delighted to welcome the relaunch of the film club at Farm Street, with the first film remembering the life of a very courageous individual who always worked for others. I look forward to more films at Farm Street."
Future dates and films TBC.