Richard Hankin wins Best Documentary Director for 16 ACRES


Coming together on the 12th anniversary of the tragedy to commemorate those who lost their lives in the spirit of healing, rebuilding and tolerance.

New York Public Library
Schomburg Center
515 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue
(at 135th Street)

Discussions with the filmmakers will follow both screenings

6:30 PM (Doors open at 6)

The show kicks off with a special solo performance by jazz virtuoso, Vincent Chancey, a living legend and a New Yorker who has lived for decades mere steps from the World Trade Center.

Richard Hankin, 2012, 93 min

16 ACRES is the story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, as told by the key players who have shaped the site. At the heart of the story is the dramatic tension between noblest intentions and the cut-throat politics, hubris, and ideology that is the bedrock of New York.

“It’s stating the obvious to say that ’16 Acres’ is one of the most important documentaries of recent years,” said First Run’s Marc Mauceri “Who would have thought a film about developers, politicians, and architects fighting over the design and development of a hallowed site could be so gripping? ”

Preceded by
Ethan Stupp, 2013, 9 min
New York Premiere

Shadows captures the experiences and hardships of those that Hurricane Sandy has greatly affected. In other words, it documents the “Shadow” of the hurricane. Filmed two to three months following the disaster, the documentary focuses on the long-term problems and destruction that many victims face as they begin the painful process of rebuilding their homes and lives.

Q & A discussion with Richard Hankin, Mike Marcucci and Ethan Stupp will follow the screenings

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8:45 PM

Nadia Zouaoui, 2012, 90 min
Canada, US
US Premiere

The 9/11 terrorist attacks left a gaping hole in New York – and across the US as a whole. But in the past decade since the tragedy Islamophobia has actually increased not decreased. This open wound continues to divide communities to this day. This film follows the stories of some of those caught up in the anti-terrorist crackdown that followed 9/11 as they speak about the injustices they have endured.

Preceded by

Franklin Santiago/Maxwell Anthony, 2013, 3 min

A short tribute to those who died at the Boston Marathon.

Gerald Barclay, 2013, 25 min

The tale of a Muslim girl who is starting a new school and finds herself the victim of abuse. In the resulting emotional turmoil, she finds allies and salvation in unexpected places. Yes, it is a story of hate, but also a story of kindness, forgiveness, and redemption.

Q & A discussion with Nadia Zouaoui and Gerald Barclay will follow the screenings

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