Reflections from Ground Zero

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Showcase of nine films created by students of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. The films explore the effects of 11 September 2001 through documentaries and narratives, which run anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes in length. The films are: TWICE A DAY - A man wakes up on 11 September and goes about his everyday morning routine, unaware that he will become a victim of the impending tragic events. ENGINE TROUBLE - which tells the story of what happens on 11 September when a seven-year-old girl, Sam, is convinced by her tough-talking toy fire engine, Rusty, that he's needed as a reinforcement in New York City. FROM THE 104th FLOOR - in which the director of this short animation collaborates with 14-year-old writer Leda Rodis to imagine the very personal story of a woman trapped in the World Trade Center on the day of the terrorist attacks. UNFURLED - is a short film about the American flag amd how people have used it to express themselves since 11 September. COVERED GIRLS - documents the daily experiences of Muslim-American teenage girls living their normal lives in New York. ONE LIFE - is a film about David Harlow Rice, who perished in the attacks of 11 September. WHAT WORK IS - tells the story of the Iron Workers from New York City's Local 40 who ran towards the Pile on 11 September and never left. BREAKING BREAD - is a documentary about a NYC firehouse trying to rebuild its family of firefighters in the aftermath of 11 September through the meals that they cook together. WELCOME TO NY - tells the story of how quickly Ground Zero became part of the fabric of New York City's tourism industry.

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