Doc Edge and the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a free virtual event on Saturday 11 September 2021.
The 9/11 programme will begin with the streaming of FireUp’s annual Firefighter Memorial Ceremony.
Following the service, the Doc Edge and U.S. Embassy Live Event will commence at 12pm, with a conversation with former Prime Minister, Helen Clark, and U.S. Acting Ambassador, Kevin Covert hosted by Mike Rehu. At 12.30pm, a special screening of two short films followed by a Q&A - all for free viewing on Doc Edge’s Virtual Bubble.
• What happened on September 11 is a 30-minute U.S. film by Amy Schatz introducing the events of 9 / 11 to a young audience.
• Heroes Amongst the Flames is a 13-minute NZ film by Zach Shannon featuring New York firefighters that have travelled to Auckland for the annual Firefighter Memorial Ceremony and stair climb.
At the conclusion of the film showcase, there will be a live panel discussion moderated by the U.S. Embassy’s Acting Ambassador Kevin Covert, featuring representatives from the New York City Fire Department, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and Heroes Amongst the Flames director Zach Shannon.
The two films together with other films on 9/11 will be available for viewing on the Doc Edge Virtual Bubble for the month of September.
SCHEDULE – 11 SEPTEMBER 2021
• 9.30am PRE EVENT – footage from FireUp past events
• 10.00am LIVE EVENT – FireUp’s 20th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Service Commences
• 12.00pm LIVE EVENT – Doc Edge pre-screening opening Mihi - Karakia by Nathan Gray and conversation with U.S. Acting Ambassador, Kevin Covert and former Prime Minister, Helen Clark, hosted by Mike Rehu
• 12.30pm SCHEDULED SCREENING – Films screened as a Live Watch Event with a message from the New York City Fire Department
• 1.15pm LIVE EVENT – Hosted by Mike Rehu, post-screening Q&A with Zach Shannon (Filmmaker, NZ), David Morkal & John Buckheit (FDNY, US), Tony Scott (FireUp, NZ). Moderated by Kevin Covert (Acting Ambassador, US Embassy NZ).
• 1.45pm END OF SESSION
• 2.00pm Films are available to view free for the rest of September. Additional films made available are:
• Corridor Four – Dir. Stephen Tringali
• In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 – Dir. Amy Schatz
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