Sebastian Junger's documentary about Tim Heatherington arrived in the post today ... Which Way Is The Front Line from Here? It joins my collection of dvds and books about war photographers and journalists, mountaineers too. People who fascinate, or who have fascinated, me.
Director Sebastian Junger gracefully weaves together footage of Hetherington at work and moving interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues to capture his compatriot and friend’s unique perspective, compassion, and intense curiosity about the human spirit. The Sundance Institute.
Also in the package, randomly selected from my Amazon wishlist by Gert as a surprise, was Bright Star. Jane Campion directed this one and it looks rather marvelous, an antidote to that time spent studying Keats work in dusty old university rooms back in New Zealand.
And the final delight came in the form of Dani Shapiro's book, Still Writing - The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life. This one appeared on my radar via Terri Windling's blog, Myth & Moor. She wrote a series of posts about this book over days ...
It's another deliciously warm April day here in Antwerp, we're up over 20 celsius and my clothes-line is heavy with laundry drying. Winter seems to have been so much less painful this time, perhaps to make up for the one before ... the one which traumatised everyone here.
And now, to work.