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JUN 26  Students Tell Their 9/11 Story in New Documentary

By Allyson Philobos

Casriel's students at Leman Manhattan Preparatory school (photo courtesy of Jennifer Casriel)

Students at Leman Manhattan Preparatory school (photo courtesy of Jennifer Casriel)

Many children were too young to remember the tragic events of 9/11. A new documentary directed and produced by a Leman Manhattan Preparatory school teacher explores this topic by collaborating with high school students to reflect on their experiences when the Twin Towers fell more than 10 years ago.

In an interview with CNN, director-producer Jennifer Casriel says the idea for the film “It Was a Tuesday” came to her as she was talking with her students about “how lucky they were to be New Yorkers.”

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    Teacher and first time filmmaker, Jennifer Casriel, uses her relationship with her high school students to help capture their memories of 9/11. The 10th graders interviewed for the film were six years old and entering 1st grade in 2001. In working on the film, it became apparent that this story is about more than the students' memories. It is about resilience, optimism and how life goes on. It is also about families and how they handled communicating the events and meaning of this tragic day. Some students interviewed their parents, who reflected upon their memories and their concerns for their children and what they did to protect their child's innocence. 'It Was a Tuesday' provides a unique, delicate, perspective to an event that affected all of us.
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