01/30 – Screening of the documentary “An American Quilt- Stitching Together our 9/11 Memories”
Join us as Director Roz Sohnen presents and discusses her film, “An American Quilt- Stitching Together our 9/11 Memories”
On January 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm, the 9/11 Tribute Museum will present a film screening and discussion of Roz Sohnen’s touching documentary, “An American Quilt- Stitching Together our 9/11 Memories”. This 32 minute long documentary tells the stories of seven families, who lost loved ones on 9/11 and dealt with their grief by creating memorial quilt panels.
This project which I began in 2002 was a labor of love about the lives of ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances and refusing to remain powerless.
– Roz Sohnen, Director
The memories shared in the film are unique and personal:
- Leroy Homer Jr. – co-pilot United Flight 93, plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
- Lt. Steven Bates – a firefighter who had no immediate family.
- Paul Beatini – an engineer, didn’t work in the towers, was there for a meeting.
- Sandra Wright – had just become a grandmother, commuted four hours daily.
- Peter Anton Klein – a first generation American, had just married.
- Clive Ian Thompson – who brought his family here from London and had
already survived the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993.
- Vincent Boland Jr. – 25, who had recently moved out of his family’s home in
New Jersey, eager to begin a new life in Manhattan.
After the screening, the filmmaker will talk about how creating art provided her with a window into the lives lost. This program is free and open to the public.