source: Out of the Ashes June 5, 2011
Dear 9/11 Families & Friends:
I am a Professor at Seattle University School of Law, the Co-director and Executive Producer of Out of the Ashes: 9/11. Out of the Ashes is a non-profit documentary that honors 9/11 victims and families. It was a seven year project to produce this objective film— leading us through the shattered American Dream and the struggle to put it back together. Out of the Ashes: 9/11 is now
available for purchase and screenings! Proceeds are donated to charities.
ABOUT THE FILM: Seven families — show how the Victim Compensation Fund and litigation impacted them — a Fire fighter’s father, whose son, was one of 343 killed; a pilot’s widow from Flight 93; an undocumented worker family; a widow who reflects about the 9/11 victims buried in the Staten Island Land Fill; a widow who rejected the Fund and filed litigation; a same-sex partner; and the
family of the first respiratory casualty from the toxic dust at Ground Zero.
Out of the Ashes raises fundamental questions about the 9/11 Fund, the legal system, and justice. Did the Fund undermine our legal system? Hide the facts about 9/11? Or offer victims a way to avoid the cost, complexity, and slow pace of a lawsuit? Was justice delivered?
Out of the Ashes: 9/11 was screened by Yale Law School, Boston College of Law, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and selected for the 2011 Politics on Film DC Film Festival.
More information about the documentary, see www.outoftheashes911.com
See the trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCWt7VQceW4&feature=related
HD Quality and Participants: Features substantive interviews with seven 9/11
families; Special Master of the 9/11 Fund―Kenneth Feinberg and Deputy
Special Master Deborah Greenspan
• Narrator Charles Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor, Harvard Law School
• Cinematographer, Erich Roland,
Award-Winning Cameraman for the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman and movie Driving Miss Daisy
• Co-Director Sarah Holt,
Emmy-Award Winning PBS Documentary film-maker
• Co-Director and Executive
Producer, Marilyn J. Berger, Films for Justice
The DVD is 101 minutes and includes Special Features (production staff, family and attorney profiles, and an interactive timeline). The film is for personal use only. A copy for nonprofit and profit
organizations is available with performance rights.
Proceeds of this non-profit film are donated to charities. Purchase online at www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab1.aspx?EventID=913502
Feel free to contact me. I will be delighted to speak with you by telephone or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Marilyn J. Berger