We’re counting down the top documentary news of 2011 on New Year’s Eve!
In the midst of an uprising in Libya, a mortar attack killed Restrepo co-director Tim Hetherington and war photographer Chris Hondros, providing a stark reminder of the extreme risks war journalists face.
Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again) told POV’s blog, “He was our prince. He pioneered storytelling in so many ways. And he pushed the boundaries of film and in media in general.”
After Hetherington’s death, filmmaking partner Sebastian Junger said he would no longer report from the front lines of war.
Read more about Hetherington and other documentarians who were killed on the job.
The 2011 Documentary Year in Review Countdown…
Ford Foundation Funds Webified Documentaries
Michael Moore Sues the Weinsteins over ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Accounting
A film by you
‘Life In A Day,’ a Documentary Culled from 80,000 Filmmakers, Premieres Online
‘Senna’ Breaks U.K. Box-Office Records
Mobile device legend
Cinéma Vérité Pioneer Richard “Ricky” Leacock Dies
‘My Reincarnation’ Breaks Records on Kickstarter
Seeing is beliebing
3-D Documentaries Hit Theaters
Risks become real
War Documentarian Tim Hetherington (‘Restrepo’) Killed in Action
No flash in the pan
Popcorn.js Brings HTML5 and Interactivity to Documentaries
What if Banksy Wins an Oscar?
The Stop Online Privacy Act Catches the Web Off Guard
The West Memphis 3, Subjects of the ‘Paradise Lost’ Documentary Series, Are Set Free