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Film Talk: The Outsider, 9/11 Is a World of Questions

Fri Sep 10 10:00 am - 10:45 am PDT
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A provocative documentary unveils the tensions and challenges behind the creation of the National 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero.

Join filmmakers Steven Rosenbaum and Pamela Yoder to discuss their most recent, controversial documentary, chronicling the construction of the 9/11 Museum in Manhattan.

Rosenbaum, Yoder, and their team had unlimited access to the site, and to private internal meetings never before revealed. Join them in conversation with Prof. Michael Berenbaum to discuss the conflicts around the museum’s curatorial process and how these reflect the complicated feelings Americans have about 9/11 today. Being a fly on the wall as the WTC story is written provides a gripping journey into a piece of American history that is both unsettled and unsettling.

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Cost: Free
Series: Powerful Perspectives
Guest: Steven Rosenbaum and Pamela Yoder

Together, Pamela Yoder and Steven Rosenbaum have documented, archived, and curated what is called by The New York Times the largest collection of 9/11 footage in the world. It is known as The CameraPlanet Archive. Together they’ve produced films about Neo-Nazi’s, the LA County Coroner’s Office, Girl Gangs, and the Search for Osama Bin Laden. But their most lasting work remains “7 Days in September” a woven first-person narrative from 28 New Yorkers into an intimate and urgent remembrance of the attacks and the week that followed.

Host: Michael Berenbaum

Michael Berenbaum is a Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University. He is a writer, a scholar and a creator of Museums. His work has been recognized by the Emmys and Academy Awards.