Today, the True/False Film Festival announced that Sebastian Junger’s “Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life & Time of Tim Hetherington” will receive the 2013 True Life Fund award.
Junger made the film about his “Restrepo” co-director, the photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed while working in Libya. The Fund, set up by festival sponsor The Crossing, a local church, donates money to the subjects of a deserving documentary film. This year, the fund will go to Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) and the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone, two organizations chosen by the people behind the Hetherington film. Money is raised for the True/Life Award throughout the festival.
Lucien Castaing-Taylor (“Sweetgrass”) and Verena Paravel (“Foreign Parts”), who directed “Leviathan,” which will screen at the festival, will receive the festival’s True Vision Award, given to filmmakers whose work “shows a dedication to the creative advancement of nonfiction filmmaking.”
The 2013 True/False Film Festival will take place in Columbia, Missouri from February 28-March 3.