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SOURCE Project Rebirth
- A work a dozen years in the making, honoring the resilience of the human spirit and the legacy of 9/11, dedicated to those who serve community and country
NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Rebirth, Inc., (www.projectrebirth.org) the resilience resource for those who serve community and country, announced that its ten minute immersive film experience "Rebirth at Ground Zero" has opened at its permanent home at the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. Developed by the not for profit founded by filmmaker Jim Whitaker, "Rebirth at Ground Zero" completes a series of films that includes the Peabody award winning documentary Rebirth and nine short films following the eight year journeys of nine people directly affected by the 9/11 attacks. Project Rebirth's films and media are the centerpieces for scalable and measurable programs that facilitate healing, foster hope and build resilience, working with:
Project Rebirth is offering interviews with some of the 9/11 survivors whose voices are heard in the "Rebirth at Ground Zero" exhibit, and who also feature in "Rebirth." Several film participants continue to help lead Project Rebirth's work using their short films as the basis for presentations and workshops with the communities listed above. The films' Director Jim Whitaker is also available to discuss his work.
The "Rebirth at Ground Zero" Experience
In a darkened, private room surrounded by three screens and a state of the art surround sound system, visitors first hear the rumble of the World Trade Center towers collapsing. Screens covering the walls on three sides then illuminate with the still-smoldering site. Composer Philip Glass's score begins in somber tones, then brightens as time-lapse photography reveals the hum of activity clearing the pit and the Freedom Tower building skyward. Finally, there are the voices. Their words are brief, initially filled with shock and despair. As their narratives progress, the five New Yorkers impacted by the 9/11 attacks learn to cope, find their resilience and experience joy -- while honoring and bearing their losses. Their resolve, the progress of the steel and glass construction, soaring music and poignant reflections at the conclusion carry "Rebirth at Ground Zero" audiences to a place of strength and hope.
The Most Complete Video Record of People Coping with Grief and Loss
Interview Opportunities: Film Participants & Project Rebirth Team Leaders
Project Rebirth is offering interviews with four of those involved in these exhibit and the organization:
Project Rebirth's Mission: Built on Unique and Powerful Films
From the earliest showings of Project Rebirth's content, it became clear its stories of recovery were powerful and unique tools to facilitate healing and foster hope, and to study the journey of grief. The not-for-profit Project Rebirth uses its films and the resources and talents of its diverse team to create resilience programs created to be scalable and to work in collaboration with organizations and individuals aligned with Project Rebirth's mission.
Project Rebirth: a resilience resource for all who serve community and country
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CONTACT: Kathleen Koch, Project Rebirth, email@example.com, 202-841-2710
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