To mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Newseum presents a screening of the documentary “Rebirth,” a film about the transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on Sept. 11, 2001.
The film, released in 2011, is the result of a decade-long project by director Jim Whitaker. “Rebirth” also chronicles the minute-by-minute evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once stood using multicamera time-lapse photography.
The five people profiled over the 10-year period are a teenager who lost his mother; a woman who was severely burned; a firefighter who lost his best friend, a fellow firefighter; woman who lost her fiancé; and a construction worker who lost his brother.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Tim Brown, a retired New York city firefighter who was on the job on 9/11 and is featured in the film; Donna Gaffney, adviser for education and research at Project Rebirth; and Aaron Leonard, a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a military outreach coordinator for Project Rebirth.
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