Jim Whitaker’s film follows the transformation of five people over 10 years after the 9/11 attacks and through time-lapse photography charts the evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once stood.
Oscilloscope will release Rebirth in theatres in August and Showtime will broadcast the film on the tenth anniversary of attacks on Sept 11.
The film and 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 multi-media tools to aid the therapists, academics, first responders and others working with people dealing with grief.
The project’s founding sponsor is the Aon Foundation. The principal sponsors of the project are OppenheimerFunds and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
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