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9/11 Memorial President: 'Rebirth' film speaks passionately to survival, rebuilding

‘Rebirth’ premiered Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The documentary chronicles the lives of five individuals who suffered a loss and were deeply affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. 

Now, for the first time, the world can see what the 9/11 Memorial staff has known for quite some time - that the talented efforts of the Project Rebirth team--including Jim Whitaker, the organization's President, Founder and Director; Brian Rafferty, Board Chairman; and Caitlin Olson, Executive Director--created a film that speaks passionately for what it means to survive and rebuild and teaches us all about strength and resilience.     

 The film has received well-deserved accolades and I invite you to read a review here in the Los Angeles Times

 The 9/11 Memorial is proud to have Project Rebirth as an official partner, and to be working with Jim, Brian, and Caitlin to use the film within the museum's exhibitions. Congratulations to the Rebirth team.

Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President