The Cincinnati Film Festival

September 3-13, 2012

For more information, please click here.  Details to follow…


9/11 Memorial Memo Blog covers IWAT

Below in an excerpt from the article:

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.”

Click here to read whole story.


Families of Freedom Scholorship Fund to receive half of all revenue generated by ticket sales for IWAT at the Manhattan Film Festival!

For information about the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, click here.

For more information about the festival and to buy tickets to the 7/1 screening of It Was a Tuesday, click here.

So far, It Was A Tuesday has raised over $1000 in donations and ticket sales from the MFF.  Thank you for your continued support!!


The 6th Annual Manhattan Film Festival

IWAT will be screened on July 1st, 3-5pm

695 Park Ave (Hunter College Theater)

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The Cannes Independent Film Festival 2012

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Brooklyn Girl Film Festival

March 29-31, 2012

Competing for Best Short Film
“It Was A Tuesday”
dir. by Jennifer Casriel
Brooklyn, NY
Screening at LaunchPad Brooklyn
date/time: TBD

It Was a Tuesday Wins Best Documentary at the Brownfish Short Film Festival


November 13, 2011 – Filmmaker Jennifer Casriel was awarded Best Documentary for her film It Was a Tuesday this evening at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, host of the awards ceremony for the inaugural Brownfish Short Film Festival in New York City.

Congratulations to all of the people who made this film possible, including:

Jennifer Casriel, Producer/Director
Erik Scheitenger & Kurt Enger, Associate Producers
James Codoyannis, Editor
Brandon Roots, Visual Effects Editor
Arjun Sheth, Sound Designer
The  Claremont Prep (Leman Manhattan) Class of 2013
Meritas Family of Schools

Brownfish Short Film Festival

November 11 – 13, 2011
Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC
Competing for Best Documentary
“It Was A Tuesday”
dir. by Jennifer Casriel
New York, NY
Saturday 11/12 @ 3pm
Sunday 11/13 @ 3pm

Cinema Village

Léman Manhattan Teacher Featured on CNN

CNN Headline News

See part of the September 12, 2011 interview with the producer/director of “It Was a Tuesday” with one of the students from the film on CNN Headline News.
  • About Me

    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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