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War filmmaker rethinks plans after friend's death

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- One of the makers of an Oscar-nominated war documentary says the death in Libya of his friend and co-director is making him rethink his future plans.

Sebastian Junger says he no longer wants to cover wars from the front lines.

He and British director Tim Hetherington worked together on the acclaimed 2010 documentary "Restrepo" about a U.S. platoon in Afghanistan.

Hetherington died two weeks ago while covering fighting in Libya.

Junger talked about his friend's death Wednesday during a speech in Toledo, Ohio.

The Blade newspaper says Junger wants to focus his reporting on the bigger picture of wars.

He says the wars he covered came to an end by a show of force from the West, something he says would never happen without journalists like Hetherington.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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