Hot Trailer: 9/11 Film ‘Rebirth’

By | Wednesday July 20, 2011 @ 9:27am PDT
Mike Fleming

Former Imagine Entertainment executive Jim Whitaker set up time lapse camera at Ground Zero to chart the physical recovery after 9/11 that could be sandwiched around a movie about the emotional healing of survivors of victims who perished in the terror attack on the World Trade Center. The result is
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Oscilloscope, Showtime Acquire 9/11 Documentary

By | Friday April 1, 2011 @ 2:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Oscilloscope Laboratories and Showtime Networks Inc. announced today their acquisition of the widely lauded Sundance Film Festival 2011 documentary, REBIRTH, directed by Jim Whitaker.

The result of a filmmaking journey into living history, the story of REBIRTH follows the transformation of five people, over the course of 10 years, whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 – and simultaneously tracks, via unprecedented multi-camera time lapse photography, the evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once rose over lower Manhattan.

Whitaker seamlessly weaves these personal stories of hope and healing and reveals a universal truth, one which shows human beings will overcome and aspire to renewal, even when the very fabric of their lives has changed.

Oscilloscope will release REBIRTH in theatres in August 2011. SHOWTIME will broadcast REBIRTH on the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11th.

The film as well as other original programming created by the REBIRTH team will eventually be housed at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum located at Ground Zero. All proceeds from REBIRTH will go to the Project Rebirth Center to develop and provide new multi-media tools to aid the therapists, academics, first responders and others working with people dealing with grief.

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