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September 11, 2008

9/11: A Remembrance in Film

"In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks, New Yorkers from all walks of life felt compelled to overcome their sense of powerlessness by volunteering to help out in the recovery effort." ~ September 11th Remembrance in Film

From chaos to community - we all lived it - no longer strangers, we still grieve together and our views of New York just haven't been the same, since.

Especially, from here in Jersey.

I can’t believe that it’s been 7 years, but I do remember how terribly frightened I was -- living just across the bay from the World Trade Center in New York City -- with my two oldest already in elementary school and me home, alone, with a toddler and a 2 month old.

Honestly, do I really want to remember?

I learned about Snag Films, while looking for links to share for this month's column on the Imperfect Parent, and was totally blown away by their first annual September 11th Remembrance in Film.

There are five documentary films slated, featuring the critically acclaimed 7 Days in September, the films will be available in their entirety, without commercial interruption, at both www.snagfilms.com and www.indiewire.com between today and September 12th, 2008.

"With material from almost 30 filmmakers, director Steven Rosenbaum turns the tragic events of September 11, 2001—the memories of which are forever jarred in our psyches—into a moving portrait of emotion, loss and even kindness. Although the film uses footage of the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center and the resulting catastrophic loss, it also hones in on New York City’s tremendous ability to rebuild, through will and compassion."

[via Business Wire]

I ask that you take a moment, sometime today, to watch this 90-minute film and I promise, you WILL remember that - although, we may run in different circles - the kindness and compassion of the human heart knows no boundaries.

Peace to you, my friends.

Original New Jersey Moms Blog post, cross-posted at This Full House - Liz is a SAHM (an oxymoron, really) a columnist for the Imperfect Parent and also writes (in UPPERCASE) at thisfullhouse.com.

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