9/11 is still fresh in everyone’s memories. But for the kids in America, it’s not a memory but a history. To make the kids understand the relevance of that unfortunate event, HBO produces documentary. The documentary will premier on the event’s 18th anniversary.
Why is a documentary necessary?
Amy Schatz, a filmmaker, is going to produce the documentary on 9/11. In this documentary, she will be explaining, “What Happened on September 11?” This is a very necessary project for her, as this is going to tell the story of 9/11 to all the kids.
Whenever a child searches about September 11 on internet, they find some horrific images about the event. These images are not appropriate for kids.
Amy Schatz said,
“I felt a responsibility to try to fill that void and try to give kids something that isn’t horrifying and kind of fills in the gap.”
About the film
HBO produces documentary depicting the events from September 11. The film is half-hour long and will debut on the 18th anniversary. A companion movie will follow, focusing on the memories of the events will premier three hours later.
The name of the following film is “In the shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11”.
For the movie, she worked with the September 11 remembrance museum. The story features two men who work in the World Trade Centre.
Stephen Kern, who worked on the 62nd floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, talks about being evacuated. Matthew Crawford, whose father was a firefighter who died that day, discusses his experience. The movie also features a middle school in Secaucus, N.J. They teach history through art and poetry. It helps students to process the emotions of what they learned.
Short history lessons about the New York and the World Trade Center are sprinkled throughout the film. The movie shows some terrible images of the day; The second plane striking the World Trade Center and resultant fireball. The collapse of the tower and the giant clouds of the debris is also shown.
What else is there in the Documentary?
The documentary is especially made for kids to understand the what happened on September 11. On knowing the facts the first question, they raise is “Why”. Why would somebody do that? What is the reason for such cruelty? The answer to these questions is the toughest part.
The film tells the story of Osama Bin Laden and his militant activists that started with the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. But it never truly answers the whys. May be no one can.
Schatz said a school curriculum is being developed for teaching children about the tragedy. This will help kids remember the event as a memory and not as a history.