April 15, 2009

Learning from Disaster: Film and Understanding Our Resiliency

CCNMTL, with partners from Georgetown University, Project Rebirth, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, will host a special event entitled Learning from Disaster: Film and Understanding Our Resiliency in Miller Theatre on Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30PM. The event will focus on Project Rebirth, a documentary film about the recovery of 10 individuals deeply affected by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Filmmaker Jim Whitaker will discuss the film and introduce a 30-minute preview of the film and Dr. John DeGioia, President of Georgetown University, will lead a panel discussion with Whitaker and faculty from Columbia University and Georgetown University who are using the archive of interview footage in innovative pedagogical ways.

Faculty panelists Katherine Shear of the Columbia School of Social Work and George Bonanno of Teachers College will discuss how they have designed Web-based assignments that lead students to engage in a close viewing of the archive and analyze effects of trauma and methods of coping. Georgetown University faculty from American Studies (Bernard Cook) and English (Randall Bass) will discuss how they have used the same archive in film and English courses.

Read more about CCNMTL's work with Project Rebirth in the press release, With Project Rebirth Columbia and Georgetown Offer Students a Closer Look at Post 9-11 Recovery or visit the Project Rebirth website.

Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 at 6:30pm
Location: Miller Theatre
Phone: (212) 854-9058

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