February 23, 2010

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Volume 80, Issue 10

Spielberg to make 9/11 doc

Spielberg to make 9/11 doc

Spielberg to make 9/11 doc

Oscar winning film director Steven Spielberg is working to make a documentary about the reconstruction on New York's World Trade Center, which was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. Spielberg will be the executive producer of "Rebuilding Ground Zero," a six-part documentary that will air on the Discovery net in 2011 in remembrance of 9/11's 10-year anniversary.

Kim Garrison, an NU alum, said, "It's hard to believe that 2011 will be 10 years since the 9/11 attacks. I think it's important for people to remember. Unfortunately, many have probably pushed it aside as the years went on."

Garrison also mentions that the documentary would hopefully pay homage to the memories of those who lost their lives or loved ones, along with those who saved others.

"Spielberg, having produced films such as "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Schindler's List," will likely be a good fit for this project," she adds.

"The fact that Steven Spielberg - one of the greatest filmmakers of our time - will produce a documentary on it ensures that the story will be brought to life for people around the world for generations to come," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement.

The series will chronicle the engineering and building of the new, 1,776-foot-high skyscraper, as well as honor those who lost their lives in the attack. "Rebuilding Ground Zero" will be shot in high definition and 3D, which will help bring the story to life.

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