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Project Rebirth

Project Rebirth Partner(s): Faculty and Instructors
Georgetown University, Columbia University, and Project Rebirth

Access: Columbia only
Released: September 2009


The Project Rebirth educational initiative aims to help students better understand the many dimensions of trauma and recovery following September 11, 2001. The initiative provides faculty partners from Columbia University and Georgetown University with access to hundreds of hours of footage from Project Rebirth, a documentary by filmmaker Jim Whitaker that chronicles the stories of 10 people deeply affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center, including extensive footage of interviews as well as the rebuilding of the site.

Using VITAL (Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning), CCNMTL's video analysis tool, faculty and students from a range of fields—including clinical psychology, social work, business, architecture, English, and film—can view the Rebirth footage in a secure, web-based environment that supports managing and annotating video content. Through the project, the academic community can capitalize on the power of close viewing and observation to engage in thoughtful study, and the material can be used to train professionals to better understand and respond to the broad impacts of traumatic events on our world.

Related project categories:
Education | Medicine and Health | Training

Related links:
pdf link Download the informational page (PDF)

Related news:
Apr-24-2012: Newsletter Features Project Rebirth
Oct-27-2011: Film Screening: REBIRTH
Feb-11-2011: Project Rebirth Premieres at Sundance Film Festival
Apr-13-2010: Downtown Express Features Project Rebirth and Partners
Mar-29-2010: Project Rebirth Hosts Reception for CCNMTL
Sep-15-2009: Project Rebirth Founder Jim Whitaker in the News
Sep-11-2009: Project Rebirth Gets Local Attention in Roslyn News
Apr-13-2009: CCNMTL Hosts Project Rebirth Event and Preview in Miller Theatre on April 15
Dec-16-2008: With Project Rebirth Columbia and Georgetown Offer Students a Closer Look at Post 9-11 Recovery

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