Children of 9/11: Production Focus

Children of 9/11: Production Focus

A photo collage of the children born after 9/11 who's fathers died in the tragedy
Wednesday, 18 August, 2021
4:00pm

Location

Online
United Kingdom
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As we approach the twentieth anniversary of the four plane tragedies of 11th September 2001, this event looks behind the scenes of the moving two-hour documentary transmitting on Channel 4 this Monday, which follows six children born after their fathers died on that day.

On 11th September 2001, many children lost their parents, with over 100 born after their fathers’ deaths on that fateful day. Children of 9/11: Our Story does not return to that dramatic day but looks forward, to follow some of those children, now coming of age, from all sorts of diverse backgrounds across America and the world beyond, in order to unveil the hidden cost of the tragedy.

This Production Focus brings together commissioners and production staff to explore the unique approach to filming such intimate stories, and the editing of the combination of new footage, family photos, and home archives into a feature documentary. And, as this unique project is a three-way commission from Channel 4, PBS, and ARTE France, the session will also explore the collaborative process of these three significant and equal partners. 

Arrow Pictures, with their distinguished track record of films on 9/11, share the story of their creative process, and their sensitive exploration of 9/11's impact on an entire generation.

Chair:
Aradhna Tayal - Producer & Consultant, Clockhouse Media
 
Panel:
Bill Gardner - VP, Programmes and Development, PBS
Danny Horan - Head of Factual, Channel 4
John Smithson - Creative Director, Arrow Pictures
Lucie Ridout - Executive Producer, Arrow Pictures
Liz Mermin - Director
 
Producer: Terry Marsh
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As we approach the twentieth anniversary of the four plane tragedies of 11th September 2001, this event looks behind the scenes of the moving two-hour documentary transmitting on Channel 4 this Monday, which follows six children born after their fathers died on that day.