9/11 Kids

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:America
Black Cultures & Issues
Politics & Political Intrigue
Race & Multiculturalism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Elizabeth St. Philip
Producer(s):Steve Gamester
Executive Producer(s):Steve Gamester
Betty Orr
Michael Kot
Editor(s):Greg West
Cinematography:Chris Romeike
Sound:Michael Filippov
Ryan Cox
Nick Davey


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Winner—Rogers Audience Award

On the morning of September 11, as a plane hit the second tower of the World Trade Center, US president George W. Bush was reading a story to a classroom of second-graders at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. For the 16 kids and their teacher, this iconic moment in American history is forever etched in their minds. Now, almost 20 years later, what has become of this classroom of gifted, predominantly African American children? 9/11 Kids catches up with many of those present that fateful day. Many have gone on to thrive, but for some, life has been challenging, marred by petty crime and periodic incarceration. As the film reflects on the poignant theme of race in America, it calls into question what the American Dream means today. Aisha Jamal

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

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