Children of 9/11: Our Story
Arrow Media for PBS, Channel 4 and Arte France
16th August 2021 at 9pm
Editor: Teddy Bekele
“Generation 9/11” is an intimate film driven by the stories and personalities of its protagonists, six young people who were born in the wake of a global tragedy which, for them, was also deeply personal as it marks the day they lost their fathers before they ever got to meet them. Marking the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, this film also tells the story of an entire generation shaped by the attacks and their aftermath.
Following the lives of this unique group of teenagers, the film will document what happened to them and their families in the 20 years following the assaults. Whilst the film weaves together shared chapters of the lives of these children – their first day of school; the first time the absence of their father was felt; the moment they learned how their father died – it also serves as a lens to look at the broader world and the effects the tragedy had globally.
Teddy Bekele worked on finishing the series directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Mermin and produced by Arrow Media for PBS, Channel 4 and Arte France.
Find out more tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.