9/11 Kids

a film by Elizabeth St. Philip

Canada, USA, 88 mins

On the morning of September 11, 2001, as a plane hit the second tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, President George W. Bush was reading a story to a classroom of second-graders at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. For those 16 kids, and their teacher, those confusing and terrifying moments are forever etched in their minds and their personal histories. Twenty years later, for this documentary, Canadian director Elizabeth St. Philip seeks out these Black and Latino students to see how and what they are doing. Some are  doing great, some not so great, and the result speaks volumes about race, class and privilege in America.