Filmmaker killed in Libya discussed Afghan documentary on Morning Joe

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msnbc reports that British photojournalist Tim Hetherington, whose documentary film on the war in Afghanistan, “Restrepo,” was nominated for an Oscar, was killed in the embattled western Libyan city of Misrata, his employer, Vanity Fair, confirmed on Wednesday.

Hetherington’s film, which he co-directed with journalist Sebastian Junger, tells the story of the 2nd Platoon of Battle Company in the 173rd Airborne Combat Team and its deployment in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008.

On November of last year, photojournalist Tim Hetherington along with Sebastian Junger joined Morning Joe to discuss “Restrepo,” which was named after a member of the platoon who had been killed.

“They realized we would go to the furthest extremes with them,” Hetherington said of the unit during his interview on Morning Joe.

Our thoughts go out to Hetherington’s family along with the families of photojournalists Chris Hondros, Guy Martin (both of whom are reportedly in critical condition), and Michael Christopher Brown.

Filmmaker killed in Libya discussed Afghan documentary on Morning Joe

Updated