"New York, NY, July 22, 2010 – Reflecting significant progress in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, Project Rebirth has produced “Rebirth Preview 2010” an update of the four minute piece that has been viewed by over 950,000 visitors at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site in downtown Manhattan. Planned for public release in 2011, the Project Rebirth feature length documentary will chronicle the strength of the human spirit coping with disaster: the aftermath of September 11, 2001. “Rebirth Preview 2010” provides audiences an experience of the film, and a reflection of the spirit of the project, which honors 9/11 and the resilience of first responders and victims in the face of trauma and loss.
Along with 14 time lapse 35mm film cameras that have been recording the minute by minute rebuilding of Ground Zero, film maker Jim Whitaker has conducted interviews with – and followed the journeys of – nine people over the seven years following the attacks. Proceeds from Project Rebirth’s documentary will be reinvested to endow the Project Rebirth Center, which is being developed jointly by new media teaching and learning experts from Columbia and Georgetown Universities. The Project Rebirth Center will serve as a resource for professionals and volunteer organizations to meet the urgent need to improve specialized training, care and support needed during and for the years after major disasters.
We invite you to watch “Rebirth Preview 2010” at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey Street in New York City" Details here.